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TWENTY-FOURTH 

ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 

City of Rutland 

VERMONT 




FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 



1916 



THE TUTTLE COMPANY 

PUBLISHERS 
RUTLAND, VERMONT. 



TWENTY-FOURTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OP THE 

City of Rutland 

VERMONT 




FOR TIIE 



YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 

1916 



THE TUTTLE COMPANY 

PUBLISHERS 
RUTLAND, VERMONT. 



GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

OF RUTLA 

Mayor 

HON. BERT L. STAFFORD 



BOARD OF ALDERMEN 

President 
Dennis J. Anthony 

Aldermen 

Term expires 

William E. Amblo, 20 East Washington Street 1917 

Michael J. Foley, 73 Forest Street 1917 

Patrick H. Hogan, 33 Summer Street 1917 

Wallace W. Nichols, 52 Prospect Street 1917 

John N. Tuttle, 149 South Main Street 1917 

Dennis J. Anthony, 44 Wales Street 1918 

Walter A. Clark, 95 Gibson Avenue 1918 

John H. Frenier, 39 West Street 1918 

Harry R. Ryan, 51 Prospect Street 1918 

John 0. Temple, 1 East Washington Street 1918 



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CITY OFFICERS 



City Clerk 

Office 

Harry B. Whittier, 30 West Street, City Hall 

City Treasurer 

Will L, Davis, 35 Church Street, City Hall 

City Constable 

Henry B. Adams, 45 Koberts Avenue, City Hall 

Judge of City Court 
Frederick G-. Swinnerton, 45 North Main Street, City Hall 

City Attorney 

Walter S. Fenton, 177 Grove Street, Gryphon Building 

Commissioner of Public Safety 
George E. Chalmers, 33 West Street, City Hall 

Commissioner of Public Works 
Fred E. Patch, 137 North Main Street, City Hall 

City Engineer 

Arthur C. G rover, 55 Evergreen Avenue, City Hall 

Superintendent of Streets 
Walter F. Wands, 67 Field Avenue, City Hall 

Superintendent of Water Works 
Arthur C. Grover, 55 Evergreen Avenue, City Hall 



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Overseer of Poor 
John J. Hiekey, 218 Woodstock Avenue, City Farm 

Inspector of Buildings 
Fred H. Remington, 17 Melrose Avenue Mead Building 

City Weigher 

Harry B. Whittier,. 30 West Street, City Hall 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Albert L. Pratt, 127 Holly Street, City Hall 

Surveyor of Wood and Inspector of Lumber and Shingles 
Fred G. Smith, 53 Chestnut Ave., Chaffee Lumber Co., West St. 

Grand' Juror 

Charles E. Novak, 85 East Street, Quinn Building 

Purchasing Agent 
Harry B. Whittier, 30 West Street, City Hall 

City Messenger 

Joseph H. Meeier, 55 Cleveland Avenue, City Hall 

Pound Keepers 

Andrus B. Engrem, 148 North Main Street 

Caleb P. Buff urn, 150 South Main Street 

Board of Health 
Dr. Frederick H. Gebhardt, Health Officer 

43 Washington Street 
Dr. Charles A. Gale, Frank D. White 

Dr. George G. Marshall 

Cemetery Commissioners 
Charles A, Parkhurst, Term expires 1918 

Robert A. Adams, Term expires 1919 



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Assessors 



John B. Dyer, 
Florence A. McCarthy, 
Henry B, Carpenter, 



Term expires 1917 
Term expires 1918 
Term expires 1919 



Jake Hey man 



Auditors 
Robert D. Smith 



George C. Cobb 



Commissioners of Sinking Fund 

John N. Woodfin, Term expires 1917 

Newman K. Chaffee. Term expires 1918 

Henry F. Field, Term expires 1919 

Board of Highway Commissioners 
Fred R. Patch Walter F. Wands 

Dennis J. Anthony 

Board oi License Commissioners 



Charles H. Harrison 



Frederick H. Burnham 



James O'Brien 



Thomas Moroney, 
James H. Lincoln, 
Eollin W. Kenyon, 



Fence Viewers 



4 Enimett Avenue 
153 South Main Street 
31 North Street 



Elmer J. Hier, 
Vito Manfreda, 



Drain Layers 



119 Library Avenue 
107 Franklin Street 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Chief of Police 
Bert S. Hyland 



Regular Police Officers 
Thomas C. Elworth Timothy Dwyer 

Patrick H. Conlin Martin Kennedy 

Silas C, Warren Bert A. Barrett 



Special 

John W. Brislin 
Patrick Bushell 
Thomas C. Canty 
John H. Childa 
Michael J. Considine 
James C. Dunn 
Bert H. Emery 
Byron F. Everest 
Patrick J. Foster 
Guy A. Fletcher 
Purly W, Freeman 
George E, Gould 
William D. KeUey 



Officers 
George Keiley 
Wm. H. Kimball 
Luther C. Kinney 
Harry S. Lamb 
John E. Lanan 
Eugene M, Mangan 
John F. Moloney 
Orrin R, Packard 
Albert Scovillft 
Perley L. Spafford 
Edward S. Whittaker 
Horace E. Yarrington 
C. Freeman York 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Chief Engineer and Fire Marshal 
James C, Dunn, Office, Central Fire Station 



First Assistant, 
Second Assistant, 
Steamer Engineer, 



15 Cottage Street 



Orrin R. Packard 
John P. Reedy 
Richard M.. Raleigh 



Permanent Firemen ■ 

Adolphus A. Conrcelle Roy H. Leonard 

John W. Cline Edgar C. Mabury 

Alfred H. KoltonsM Leon F. Pollard 

John H, Sheridan 



Call Firemen 

Wm. M. Blanchard George P. MeG-uirk 

Daniel J. Brown Nelson A. Malragren 

James T, Cocklin Harry A. Mattison 

Wilfred J, Courcelle John J. O'Brien 

Robert D. Davies Chas, W. Pennington 

Andrick C, Gravelle George T. Shevley 

Harry S. Lamb Robert D. Temple 
Julius I. Whitney 



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BOARD OF SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS 



President 
MARVELLE C. WEBBER 

Clerk, David B. Locke, City Hall 

Commissioners 

Term expires 

Dennis J. Canty, 10 Engrem Avenue 1917 

Charles H. Lanclon, 43 Grove Street 1917 

John F. Moloney, off Forest Street 1917 

Bartley J. Costello, 25 E. Washington Street 1918 

James M. Hamilton, 52 Grove Street 1918 

Edward C. Johnson, 17 Madison Street 1918 

Marvelle C. Webber, 26 South Main Street 1918 

Charles E. Allen, 126 Maple Street 1919 

Laura B. Cramton, 111 Park Avenue 1919 

Harvey -R. Kings! ey, 73 Pine Street 1919 

Florence A, McCarthy, 44 Prospect. Street 1919 



Superintendent of Schools 
David B. Locke, 61 Library Avenue 



Truant Officer 
Charles B. Costello, 10 Mansfield Place 



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WARD OFFICERS 



Ward Ward Clerk 
1 Thomas J. Creed 



2 William T. Simonds 



3 David G. Quebec 



4 Riford R. Tuttle 



5 Robert D. Smith 



6 James M. Fay 



7 Peter P. McManus 



8 James D, Walsh 



9 Alexander C. Mason 



10 John F. Moloney 



It Walter J. German 



Inspectors, of Election 
Frederick. g. Chaffee, 1st 
Timothy E. Howley, 2nd 
Maxime Jasmin, 3rd 
Charles W. McGuirk, 1st 
Michael H. Sullivan, 2nd 
George N. Harrnan 
Matthew Hussey, 1st 
Edward S. Whittaker, 2nd 
Thomas Horan, 3rd 
Asa R. Mairs, 1st 
Henry 0. Carpenter, 2nd 
Charles R. Tossing. 3rd 
Rollin L. Richmond, 1st 
Charles S. Hoag, 2nd 
Alvarado C. Gibson 3rd 
Raymond D. Beals, 1st 
Charles W. Pennington 2nd 
William II. Clifford, 3rd 
Henry J. Hostler, 1st 
John F. Moloney, 2nd 
Charles R. Brown, 3rd 
William H. Burke, 1st " 
George H. Martin, 2nd 
David M. Crafts, 3rd 
Thomas C. Robbins, 1st 
Jay W. Smith, 2nd 
M. Scott Gooding, 3rd 
Cbarles Mangan, 1st 
John D. Reynolds, 2nd 
Harvey Thomas, 3rd 
John B. German, 1st 
Michael Sheehan 
Caleb P. Buffum, 3rd 



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MAYORS OF THE CITY OF RUTLAND 

John A, Mead 1893 

Levi G. Kingsley 1894 Died June 26, 1915 

John A. Sheldon 1895 Died July 25, 1910 

Thomas H, Browne 1896 

Fereival W. Clement 1897-98, 1911-12 Kesigned June 9, 1912 

William Y. W. Ripley . 1899 Died Dee, 16, 1905 

John D. Spdlman .1900 

J. Em-ton Hollister 1901 Died Dee. 5, 1907 

David W Temple .1902-1903 

Jack 8. Carder 1904 

J. Forrest Manning 1905 

Charles E, Paige 1906 

Rollin L. Richmond 1007 

Henry O. Carpenter 1908-1910 

"Charles L. Howe 1912 

Henry C. Brislin 1913-1914 

Bert L. Stafford , 1915 — 



41 Succeeded Percival W. Clement, June 9, 1912. 

PRESIDENTS OF BOARD OF ALDERMEN 

Thomas C. Bobbins 1893 

L. G. Bagley 1894 

Henry A. Sawyer 1895-1S96 

Nathaniel S, Steams 1897 

Albert L, Pratt 1898 

Alva H. Pierce 1899 

Clarence H. Murdick 1900 

Arthur Lyman 1901, 1903 

Carl B. Hinsman 1902 

Frank R. Blanchard 1904 

Charles E. Paige 1905 

Winthrop L. Davis 1906 

John J. Lalor- 1907 

Henry C. Brislin ...,1908 

George E. Lassor 1909-1910 

Charles L. Howe 1911-1912 

*George T. Chaffee 1912 

John C. Temple 1913-1914 

Dennis J, Anthony 1915 — 



^Succeeded Charles L. Howe, July 1st, 1912. 



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ALDERMEN 

Eminett B. Aldrieh 1S95-1S96 Died Feb. 10, 1901 

William E. Amblo 1913— 

*Dennis J. Anthony 1907-1908, 1910— 

Leon G. Bagley 1893-1S94 

Henry Barrett 1907-1908 

John J. Barrett 1896-1899 Died Oct. 4, 1911 

Albert W. Billado ...1909-1913 

Frank E. Blanehard 1901-1906 

Montraville A. Bourne 1894-1895 Died Aug. 24, 1901 

Samuel T. Braley 1893-1S94 

Henry C. Brislin 1908-1908,1910-1913 

John'w. Brislin 1893-1897 

Samuel A. Brock 1906-1907 

Austin Brothers 1900-1901 

Albert Brousseau 1S93 

Thomas H. Browne 1893-1896,1897-1898 

George A. Bucklin 1907-190S 

Caleb P. Baffura :909-1910 

Asher Burditt 1913-1915 

William F. Burditt 1895-1896 

Ira M. Canfield 1907-1908 

George T. Chaffee 1911-1913 

Walter A. Clark 1914— 

James E. Creed 1899-1906 

Winthrop L. Davis 1902-1907 

James Dougherty 1894-1899 Died Nov. 11, 1903 

Hugh Duffy 1S99-1906 

James H. Dunn 19101915 

John B. Dyer 1897-1898 

tHenry C. Pamir 1900-1908,1913-1915 

Henry J. FTynn 1898-1899 

Michael J. Foley 1915— 

J oh 7) H. FrenieT 1910 — 

Alfred P. Fuller 1895-1896 Died Feb. 17, 190-i 

Frank W. Gary 1901-1904 

Michael Gilrain 1900-1905 

Carl B. Hinsman 1901-1902 

Justus R. Hoadley 1893-1894 

Patrick H. Hogan 1915 — 

tCharles L. Howe 1909-1912 

Maxime Jasmin ..1897-1898 



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Guy Q, Kelton .19135-1908 Died Oct. 27, 1910 

John J. Lalor 1904-1909 

George E, Lassur 1907-1913 

Frederick W. Lehr 1907-190S 

Arthur Lyman 1900-1903 

Frank S. Mangan 1900-1905 Died Nov. 24, 1913 

Edward Manning 1904-1905 

Walter B, Mills 1913-1915 

Levi F. Miner 1909-1913 

Peter J. Mullee 1908-1909 

Clarence H. Murdick 1899-1900 

John McGuirk 1893-1S97 

Lucian H. Mclntire 1900-1901 

Wallace W. Niehols 1915— 

Hiram F. Noyes 1S94-1 899, 1902-1903 Died May 30, 19.13 

Charles E. Paige 1903-1906 

John J. Parria 1897-1898 Died Jan. 22, 1904 

George V. Pease 1915-1916 

Alva H. Pierce 1897-1900 

Edward Pomeroy 1901-1904 

Thomas A. Quigley 1906-1907 

Thomas C* Bobbins 1893,1909-1910 

Edward V. Ross 1S93-1894 

$George E. Royce 1896-1897 Died Mar. 5, 1903 

Harry R. Ryan 1916— 

Henry A. Sawyer 1S95-1S96 Died Oct. 6, 1899 

John A. Sheldon 1893-1894 Died July 25, 1910 

Nathaniel S. Stearns 1893, 1S96-1899 Died Oct. 16, 1900 

fJohn C. Temple 1901,1910— 

George C. Thrall 1895-1896 

Thomas E, Tooliey 1899-1900 

John N. Tuttle 1913— 

William H. Walsh 1908-1909 Died Mar. 7, 1913 

Edward 8. Watkins 1905-1906 

Earle D. Wickham 1913-1915 

Frank M, Wilson 1911-1913 



•Appointed December 30th, 1907, in place of Winthrop L. Davis, resigned. 
(Appointed March 8th, 1906, in place of Charles- E. Paige, resigned. 
^Elected March 30th, 1896, in place of Thomaa H. Browne, resigned. 
^Appointed October 31st, in place of Austin Brothers, resigned. 
1 Succeeded Hon. Percival W. Clement, as mayor, June 9th, 1912. 



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PRESIDENTS OF THE BOARD OF SCHOOL 
COMMISSIONERS 

George J. Wardwcll .1893-1894 

Egbert C. Turtle .1895-1904 

George H. Baker 1905 

Henry H. Ross 190(3, 1909 

James F. Lamb 1907 

Harvey B, Kingsley 1908,1913 

Arthur Lyman VS&Q 

Edward G. Johnson 1911-1912 

Marvellc C. Webber 1914 — 

SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS 

SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS JULY 1 

Charles E. Allen 1916— 

Fred 0. Atherton 1897-1902 

George H. Baker .1998-1914 

fJoel C. Baker 1899-1904 Died June 6, 1904 

George W, Batehelder 1906-1912 

: Hemy C. Brislin 1905— Besigned Mar, 8, 1906 

Dennis J. Canty 1914 — 

{George T, Chaffee 1893-1901 

Walter A. Clark 1893-1895 

XThomaB A. Cootey ..1912-1915 

Bartley J. Costello 1915— 

Laura B. Cramton 1013 — 

Nicholas J. Delehanty 1911-1914 

HMilo F. Eastman 1904-1906 

Henry O, Edson 1S93-1900 Died July 22, 1903 

Fred' A. Field 1893 

Patrick J. Foster 1906-1908 - 

Charles A. Gale 1896-1904 

Charles H. Granger 1893-1896 

James M. Hamilton 1915— 

Henry A. Harman . . . 1S95-1898 

^Charles H, Harrison 1906-10,1910-12 Resigned Oct. 11, '12 



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John Hulihan 1S93-1905 Died June 21, 1914 

Edward C. Johnson 1903— 

Harvey R. Kingsley 1904— 

Charles Krans 1901-1905 Died Feb. 14, 1909 

James F. Lamb 1905,1910 Died Jan. 6, 1914 

tCharles H. Landon 1911— 

Walter C. Landon 1893-1898 Died Apr. 10, 1910 

William H, Lawrence ............ .1896-1898 

George F, Leonard 1913-1916 

Arthur Lyman 1909-1912 

Charles B. Mann 1S93-1894 Died Apr. 24, 1908 

OJohn F. Moloney 1914— 

Charles W. Mussey 1S93-1S95 

Charles T. MeKean ...1907-1910 

Florence A. McCarthy 1910 — 

Henry S. Parker 1912-1915 

James Purcell 1S9S-1904 

QHenry H. Roes 1901-1910 

Willis M. Ross 1910-1913 

James P. Sawyer 1914 Died Apr. 20, 1914 

Egbert C. Tuttle 1893-1906 

Frank J. Wade 1907-1913 

Michael R. Walsh 1893-1905 Died Aug. 2, 1905 

Charles W. Ward 1905-1911 Died Nov. 16, 1911 

George J. Wardwell 1893-1S94 Died Dee. 18, 1895 

Marvelle C. Webber 1912— 

Franklin D. White 1895-1900 

James D. Winslow 1901-1904 Died Sept 5, 1904 



1f Appointed April 2, 1899, in place of Henry A. Harman, resigned. 
'Appointed August 7, 1905, in place of Michael R, Walsh, deceased. 
i Appointed! November 25, 1893, in place of Fred A. Field, removed from 
the ward. 

1 1 Appointed October 3, 1904, in place of James D. Winslow, deceased. 

J Appointed March 8, 1906, in place of Charles Krans, resigned. 

J Appointed September 5, 1910, in place of Henry H. Boss, resigned. 

() Appointed September 2, 1901, in place of George T. Chaffee, resigned. 

Resigned, September 5, 1910. 
tAppohited April 3, 1911, in place of Charles W. Ward, resigned. 

Elected March 7, 1911. 
X Appointed OctobeT 21, 1912, in place of Charles H. Harrison, resigned. 
©Appointed May 4, 1914, in place of James P. Sawyer, deceased. 



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Report of the Mayor 



To the Citizens of the City of Rutland; 

I submit herewith for your consideration niy report as 
Mayor of the City of Rutland for the fiscal year ending Decem- 
ber 31 st t 1916. 

At the beginning of 1915 the administration was confronted 
with the serious problem of living within its income, and at the 
same time paving an indebtedness of $15,000, represented by a 
temporary loan warrant for that amount. How to accomplish 
this result without sacrificing efficiency to economy became the 
imp ortant questi on . 

The first step taken was to prepare a budget, which should 
provide for the reasonable demands of each department, and 
secondly, a rigid adherence to the provisions of the several ap- 
propriations. The success of this policy is evidenced by a study 
of the City Treasurer's report. 

Therein it appears that with all current bills paid, there 
was cash on hand January 1st, 1917, $13,931.72. This is a gain 
in cash on hand over that of two years ago of substantially 
$7,000. 

The temporary loan warrant above referred to has been 
paid and the city is free from current indebtedness. 

In addition to the current expenses, there have been large 
extra demands as follows; 

Fire truck $5,600 00 

Increase in 1916 school tax 2,353 00 

Special State tax of 5% 5.528 00 

Town school bonds paid (two years) . . . 4,000 00 



$17,481 00 



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The above school bonds were paid out of the general funds 
of the city and not out of the sinking fund. 

Although additional school bonds to the amount of 
$25,000.00 have been issued in accordance with the vote at the 
last March meeting, the net indebtedness of the city has in- 
creased but $874.03. This result is due to appropriations to the 
sinking fund, payment of two school bonds and earnings of the 
sinking fund itself, totalling $24,125.97. 

The City's finances are in most excellent shape. During 
the last year, the interest rate on temporary loan warrants has 
in only I. wo instances exceeded three per cent, while on two 
such warrants the rate has been less than three per cent. 

DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS. 

This Department covers a wide field of city activities, and 
its problems are most difficult of satisfactory solution. The 
funds available for use are annually about the same in amount, 
while the demands thereon are continually increasing from 
year to year. 

Practically all citizens of the city are agreed that our streets 
should be repaired and put in first class condition. 

This cannot be done without additional funds. Our street 
mileage is so large that only a superficial treatment of the sur- 
face of several streets is possible with the available money. 
Some equitable method ought to be devised for raising addi- 
tional highway funds. 

I believe most thoroughly in a "pay-as-you-go policy." 
The tax rate of the City of Rutland is, comparatively speaking, 
low, — probably lower than that of any other community of 
equal size and opportunities in Vermont, if not in New Eng- 
land. 

An additional appropriation of ten to twenty per cent upon 
the grand list wholly devoted to highway purposes wotdd sup- 
ply ample funds to put our streets in first class condition in 
from three to five years; and once in good repair, the expense 
of maintenance would be comparatively slight. 



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Substantial progress in permanent street building 1ms been 
made during the last tW years, the city having expended for 
vitrified brick paving out of the highway funds $9,190. In 
addition to this sum, the so-called "Gift money" has been ex- 
pended in brick paving. 

The water, sewer and engineering work is all conducted 
under this department. The water system of the, city of Rut- 
land has grown very materially within the last few years, and 
with the acauisition of the "water shed" in Mendon, has become 
a branch with many diversified problems, requiring the almost 
constant attention of a competent supervisor. 

All the real estate holdings of the city should be carefully 
surveved and mapped as well as the water lines and sewer MtesS. 
This should be so carefully done that one unacquainted with 
the details thereof would be able to turn to the map on file and 
secure the information sought for. This will require much 

time and labor. 

Therefore it seems to me a wise policy for the city to em- 
plov a competent engineer who shall devote his entire time to 
the" engineering work of the city, and make the surveys and 
maps herein mentioned. < 

It mi<dit even be well to make such an engineer the head 
of this Department. If so, lie should be paid a salary commen- 
surate with the work and responsibility required of him. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 

(a) Fire Department. 

This department has been most efficiently and economi- 
cal^ administered. The fire truck purchased last year is meet- 
ing our expectations in every particular, and has already 
proved to be a wise investment. 



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(b) Police Department. 

This department has never been more efficient than at the 
present time. The work has been done without ostentation, 
but always effectively. 

The time is not far distant when the number of regular 
patrolmen will have to be increased, owing to increase in the 
population of the city. 

The recommendation of the Commissioner of Public Safety 
relative to the purchase of a combination ambulance and patrol 
wagon is worthy of careful and serious consideration. 

DEPARTMENT OF CHARITIES 

This department was confronted with the dual problem of 
separating the deserving from the undeserving cases, and of 
living within the appropriation, — a difficult task in view of the 
substantial increase in the cost of living. But the present Over- 
seer has so for succeeded as to leave an unexpended balance of 
$1,019.00, and at the same time leaving few, if any, worthy 
cases uncared for. 

The work of improving the City Farm has gone forward 
and the Farm itself shows a substantial revenue to the City 
this year. 



MEMORIAL HALL 

The basement of this building is at the present time occu- 
pied by the free Ubrary, while the upper portion is practically 
unused. The structure itself is in a poor state of repair, and 
under present conditions is not a great credit to the city. 
Some radical changes ought to be made in the use and control 
of our Memorial Hall. 

I would recommend that it be turned over to the Library 
Association under a mutually satisfactory long term lease, and 



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such alterations made therein as will make the whole building 
suitable for library purposes. 

The Free Library is a very essential part of the public life 
of the city, and every reasonable effort should be exerted to 
improve and enlarge it. 

If such an arrangement should be made with the Library 
Association the influence of the library itself would be greatly 
extended, and Memorial Hall might take on more of the char- 
acter for which it was originally intended. 

HOSPITAL 

This institution continues to render most efficient service 
and has become an indispensable part of the community life. 
Through the Department of Charities many deserving eases 
have been eared for at the hospital, even though at times more 
beds than are allotted to the city were required. The City's 
annual appi'opriatiou to this institution is a splendid invest- 
ment for the deserving poor of the City, and sbould be con- 
tinued. 



FORESTRY 

Last year a beginning was made in the reforestration of the 
city water shed, in the Town of Mendon, About 80,000 pine 
trees were planted, and an examination of the planting by a 
member of the Slate Forestry Department late last fall shows 
that practically 95% of the plantings are alive. This is an 
unusually high percentage, due perhaps in a very large degree 
to the excellent season in which they were planted. 

The Board of Alderman have wisely made provision for a 
continuance of this work by appropriating $1,000.00 for further 
planting during the coming spring. It is highly desirable that 
this work should be continued without interruption until prac- 
tically the entire water shed is reforested. 



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LAW DEPARTMENT 

The business of this branch of City government has been 
successfully and expeditiously handled. 

The only case of great importance now pending in which 
the city is a party, is the so-called Rooncy Condemnation Suit. 
While not yet ended, the results thus far obtained have been 
such as to justify the city in making the contest. 



SCHOOLS 

It may be wholly out of my province to embody in this 
report anything relating to school matters. But even at the 
risk of criticism, I have some suggestions to offer. 

We seem to have a dual form of government of city affairs, 
(1), schools, and (2), general city matters, — -with no connect- 
ing- link between Lhem. The Board of Finance, •.•{imposed of 
the Mayor, President of the Board of Aldermen and City Treas- 
urer, is primarily responsible for the financial affairs of the 
whole city, and passes upon all expenditures, except for school 
purposes. It seems perfectly incongruous to me that there 
should be no inter-relation between the school management and 
the general city government, especially with regard to the 
finances of the city. Should the school authorities incur debts 
in excess of the appropriation for school purposes, then the 
city is morally, if not legally, bound to meet the obligation. 
This situation might easily arise without the knowledge of the 
Board of Finance. 

The remedy is a closer union between the administration 
of school affairs and the several other branches of city govern- 
ment. 

I suggest such a revision of the City Charter as to make 
the President of the School Board a member of the Board of 
Finance, and to provide that all accounts against the city, in- 
cluding school accounts, be approved by said Board before 
payment. 



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CONCLUSION 

In conclusion, I want to express my sincere appreciation 
to all who have been associated with me during the last year in 
the administration of city affairs. If we have gained any 
measure of success during that period, credit therefor is due to 
the spirit of co-operation that has at all times existed. 

Whatever others may judge the result of our efforts to be, 
we at least gather some personal satisfaction from the fact that 
each of us has performed his full duty, as it was given him to 
see it, and thereby discharged a public duty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. L, STAFFORD, 

Mayor. 



Report of the City Treasurer 



To the Honorable City Council: — 

Gentlemen :■ — I herewith present to you my report as City 
Treasurer for the fiscal year ending Dee. 31st, 1916. 

RECEIPTS. 

Taxes received by the City Treasurer $195,458 54 

Water, schedule rates 26,965 93 

Water, meter rates ' 17,286 37 

Buildings sold on Men don lands 256 00 

Hay soM on Mendon lands 244 01 

Incidentals, Water 83 86 

Interest earned on water funds 2,241 21 

Interest earned on general funds 526 77 

Licenses 927 65 

Scales , 254 50 

State of Vermont, electrical energy 574 75 

Accrued interest on bonds 91 67 

Premium on bonds 45 00 

Incidentals 50 20 

Gifts 2,550 00 

Charities, sale of horse 250 00 

Charities, all other sources 529 96 

Dog fund 533 95 

Police 57 00 

Fire, sale of materials 16 94 

State of Vermont, state road 2,852 31 

Incidentals 79 55 

Creek Road account 171 50 

H. R. Adams, Constable 3,782 30 

Sidewalks 126 10 

Street Sprinkling Assessment, 1916 924 87 

Street Sprnkling Assessment, 1915 306 71 

$257,187 45 

City Court $1,220 38 

Liquor Licenses 10,000 00 



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State of Vermont, aeliool account 2,617 00 

Miscellaneous, school account 4,712 29 

Sale of School Bonds , 25,000 00 

Miscellaneous, school bonds account 65 34 

Temporary Loan Warrants . . . ; 105,000 00 

Cash on hand January 1st, 1916. 

Schools $61 36 

Water 47,482 04 

General 7,354 86 

Streets 1,108 16 

56,006 42 



204,621 43 
$461,808 as 



DISBURSEMENTS. 



Streets $23,756 30 

State Beads 4,406 75 

Sewers 5,360 15 

Police 6,077 92 

Fire 11,865 62 

Lights 16,364 62 

General 36,452 81 

• Water 22,381 56 

Charities 5,760 40 

Salaries 5,023 50 

Sidewalks 877 82 

Library 3,000 00 

Hospital 3,500 00 

Interest 20,104 26 

Schools 66,672 51 

Sinking Fund 8,000 00 

— $239,613 22 

City Court $399 11 

Liquor Licenses 10,000 00 

High School, Construction Acct 14,989 80 

Lincoln School, Construction Acct, 5,000 00 

Temporary Loan Warrants 110,000 00 



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Cash on hand December 31st, 1916. 

Schools $990 98 

Schools, Construction Acct 75 54 



• 81,806 75 

222,195 661 

$461,808 88 

The appropriations, the amounts credited and the disburse- 
ments, made to the several accounts on the books of this de- 
partment appear in the following statement: 

CHARITIES AND CORRECTIONS. 

Appropriation, year ending Dee. 31, 1916 $ 8)00 n 00 

J . .T. Hickey, Overseer of Poor . : '337 96 

J. J. Hickey, Overseer of Poor, sale of horse 250 00 

All other sources ls)9 q Q 

Paid warrants $5,760 40 

Balance of appropriation void ^019 56 

$6,779 96 $6,779 96 

CITY COURT, 

F. G. Swinneiton, Judge *l 17<? in 

Chief of Police .... \. ' T- 

Paul warrants ragg j-^ 

To General 821 27 

$1,220 38 $1,220 38 

DOG FUND. 

II. B. Whitticr, City Clerk $533 95 

IV G-eneral $533 9g 



$533 95 $533 95 



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FIRE. 



r rw t!1 1QH! $12,400 00 

Appropriation, year ending Dec. SB, laiti ) 

Sale of materials "V ' " 

_ , , $11,865 62 

Paid warrants ...... * ' 59 

Balance of appropriation, void J 



$12,416 94 $12,416 94 

GENERAL. 

» -n mi ioifi . • . $40,282 24 

Appropriation, year ending Dec. 31, 1910 * >jr 

Balance from Dog Fund S21 27 

Balance from City Court 526 77 

Interest earned on general deposits 927 65 

Licenses 234 50 

Cit y Soale8 i ■ \ 574 75 
State of Vermont, electrical energy 

Accrued interest on School Bonds 45 00 

Premium on School Bonds 20 50 

Waste paper sold „ g 7Q 

Incidentals 2 550 00 

om :> 1916 : ZT'mmk 

Paid warrants 

Balance of appropriation, void > 



$46,653 00 $46,658 00 

HOSPITAL, 

Appropriation, year ending Dec. 31, 1916 Eg&'j* ^"^ °° 

Paid warrants ' 



$3,500 00 $3,500 00 

INTEEEST. 

Appropriation, year ending Dec. 31, 1916 $21 '° ° °° 

Paid warrants * 1 

Balance of appropriation, void 895 74 



$21,000 00 $21,000 00 



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LIBRARY. 







$3,000 00 




$3,000 00 






$3,000 00 


$3,000 00 


LIGHTS. 










$15,500 00 






864 62 




$16,364 62 






$16,364 62 


$16,364 62 


LIQUOR LICENSES. 






E J Bruten first class 




$800 00 


G R Bush & N Nieklaw first class . . 




800 00 


Dugftn first cl&ss 




800 00 






800 00 






800 00 






800 00 






OUU uu 


W. H. Valiquetto, first class 




800 00 


Stephen Cragin second class 




800 00 






800 00 






800 00 






800 00 






250 00 






150 00 




$10,000 00 






$10,000 00 


$10,000 00 


POLICE. 










$6,000 00 






20 92 






57 00 




$6,077 92 



$6,077 92 $6,077 92 



:;<) 



ANNUAL REPORT 



SALARIES, 

Appropriation, year ending Dee. 31, 1916 W* JJ 

Additional appropriation gfl 

Paid warrants ' 



$5,023 50 $5,023 50 



SCHOOLS. 

$61 36 

Cash balance, from 1915 55 272 84 

Appropriation QQ 

School bonds Q0 

State of Vermont (Superintendent) ■ 

State of Vermont (Manual training) ' 

State of Vermont (Domestic Science) 117 00 

State of Vermont (Trained teachers) 

State of Vermont (New Buildings) >«« 3 271 50 

L066 00 

Book account fi ^ 

Incidentals * ^ g qq 

Ground rent 4, fi R fi 72^1 

Paid school warrants * 6G >^ g 

Cash balance to 1917 990 9S 



$67,663 49 $67,663 49 



SCHOOL BONDS (4%). 

Sold to Merrill Oldham A Co., Boston, Mass., at 10018 - ^ ^ 

Sale of bonds ' 4 _ 0Q 

Premium ^ 

Accrued interest ' ' ' ' 

To Schools, general acct 

To High School, construction acct • 

To Lincoln Blvd., construction acct 5.000 00 

To City, general account *W 67 



$25,136 67 $25,136 67 



CITY OF BUTLAND yi 

HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT. 

Prom bond account $15,000 00 

Materials 65 34 

Paid school warrants $14,989 80 

Casli balance to 1917 75 54 



$15,065 34 $15,065 34 

LINCOLN BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT 

From bond account $5,000 00 

Paid school warrants $5,000 00 



$5,000 00 $5,000 00 

SINKING FUND. 

Appropriation, year ending Dee. 31, 1916 $8,000 00 

Paid Sinking Fund Commissioners $8,000 00 



$8,000 00 $8,000 00 

STREETS AND SIDEWALKS. 

Cash balance, from 1915 $1,108 16 

Appropriation, year ending Dec. 31, 1916 22,112 53 

Special appropriation, State road 1,000 00 

Special appropriation of gift money 4,504 15 

State of Vermont 2,852 31 

Materials sold 45 99 

Street Sweepings 15 00 

Rutland Ry,, Light & Power Co., removal of snow 18 56 

P. TV. Clement, Creek Road account 171 50 

Street sprinkling assessment, 1915 306 71 

Street sprinkling assessment, 1916 924 87 

Sidewalks 126 10 

Paid warrants, streets $23,756 30 

Paid warrants, State road 4,406 75 

Paid warrants, sidewalks 877 82 

Cash balance to 1917 4,145 01 



$33,185 88 $33,185 88 



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SEWERS. 



Cash from water funds , $5,369 15 

Paid warrants $5,369 15 



$5,369 15 $5,369 15 

TEMPORARY LOAN WARRANTS. 

No. 46, cash borrowed (1915 account) rate 3 . 19% . $5,000 00 

No. 47, cash borrowed, rate 3.19% '. 15,000 00 

No. 48, cash borrowed, rate 3.00% 15,000 00 

No. 49, cash borrowed, rate 3.00% 15,000 00 

No. 50, cash borrowed, rate 3 . 00% 20,000 00 

No. 51, cash borrowed, rate 2.99% , 10,000 00 

No. 52, cash borrowed, rate 2.99% 10,000 00 

No. 53, cash borrowed, rate 3.97% 20,000 00 

Paid warrants $110,000 00 



$110,000 00 $110,000 00 

WATER. 

Cash balance from 1915 $47,4S2 04 

Schedule rate service 26,965 93 

Meter rate service 17,2S6 37 

Hay sold, Mendon property 244 01 

Buildings on Rooney place 101 00 

Buildings on Oeno place 130 00 

Buildings on Hinckley place 25 00 

Interest earned on water funds 2,241 21 

Materials sold 83 66 

Paid warrants, water , , , $22,381 56 

Paid warrants, sewer 5,369 15 

Cash balance to 1917 66,808 51 



$94,559 22 $94,559 22 

TAX LEVY. 

Grand List 1916, $110,562.68 

From taxpayers $195,458 54 

Prom H. R. Adams, Constable 1,180 42 

Abatements to H, R. Adams, Constable 150 65 

Balance due from H. R, Adams, Constable 2,439 74 



CITY OP RUTLAND 



33 



State School io percent $11,056 27 

State highway 5 p er cent 13 

State • 5 per cent 5,528 13 

Highway 20 percent 22,112 53 

School 50 percent 55,281 34 

General 81% per cent 90,384 99 

Sinking fund 7^ per cent 8,292 21 

County ■ % per cent 829 22 



180 per cent $199,012 82 

Less abatements to Treasurer 19 80 



$198,993 02 

5% added to delinquents 173 73 

596 names in warrant 59 60 



$199,229 35 $199,229 35 



STREET SPRINKLING ASSESSMENT, 1916. 

Total assessment . . , 

Cash, to street account £924 87 

Balance to 1917 254 54 



$1,179 41 



$1,179 41 $1,179 41 



STREET SPRINKLING ASSESSMENT, 1915. 

Balance to 1916 £343 70 

Cash, to street account $300 71 

Balance to 191 7 3701 

$343 72 $343 72 



TAX LEVY, 1915. 

Balance to 1916 $2 90O 7Q 

Cash, H. R. Adams, Constable $1,558 25 

Abatements 75 24 

Balance to 1917 , , , 1,357 21 



(3) 



$2,990 70 $2,990 70 



34 ANKUAL REPORT 

TAX LEVY, 1914. 

Balance to 1916 $1,683 83 

Cash, H.E. Adams, Constable $322 03 

Abatements 67 85 

Balance to 1917 1,293 95 

$1,683 83 $1,683 83 

TAX LETT, 1913, 

Balance to 1916 $885 96 

Cash, H. E. Adams, Constable $253 45 

Abatements "... 58 72 , 

Balance to 1917 573 79 

$885 96 $885 96 



' TAX LETT, 1912. 

Balance to 1916 $1,095 98 

Cash, H. E, Adams, Constable $215 63 

Abatements 324 20 

Balance to 1917 556 15 



$1,095 98 $1,095 98 



TAX LEVY, 1911. 

Balance to 1916 $ S24 83 

Cash, H. E. Adams, Constable $236 85 

Abatements 187 59 

Balance to 1917 200 39 

$624 83 $624 83 



TAX LETT, 1910 

Balance to 1916 ■ • - ■ ■ $ 131 45 

Cash, H. R. Adams, Constable - $15 67 

Abatements 6 92 

Balance to 1917 108 86 



$131 45 $131 45 



CITY OF EUTLAND 35 

TAX LEVY, 1909. 

Balance to 1916 $31 46 

Balance to 1917 $31 46 

$31 46 $31 46 

TAX LEVY, 1908. 

Balance to 1916 $188 42 

Balance to 1917 $188 42 

$188 42 $188 42 

fl 

TAX LEVY, 1907. 

Balance to 1916 $63 39 

Balance to 1917 $63 39 

$63 39 $63 39 

TAX LEVY, 1905. 

Balance to 1916 $26 41 

Balance to 1917 $26 41 

$26 41 $26 41 

TAX LEVY, 1904. 

Balance to 1916 $0 23 

Balance to 1917 $0 23 

$0 23 $0 23 



80 



ANNUAL EE POET 



Statement of the Bonded Debt of the City, 
December 31st, 1916 



WATER DEBT. 

Coupon bontls, i$$ per cent, due January, 1929 $30,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due May, 1924 50,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per eent, due November, 1924 15,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due November, 1924 50,000 00 

Refunding note, 4 per cent, due November, 1925 2,000 00 



$147,000 00 



GENERAL DEBT. 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due May, 1924 $100,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due November, 1924 50,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per eent, due June, 1926 25,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per eent, due November, 1938 21,000 00 



$196,000 00 



SCHOOL DEBT. 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due November, 1919 $10,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per eent, due May, 1925 ..... 30,000 00 

Refunding note, 4 per eent, due November, 1925 5,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due May, 1937 50,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due May, 1938 20,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, $2,000.00 due Novem- 
ber 1, 1917, and $2,000.00 each succeeding 

year 10,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, $2,000.00 due July 1, 

1922, and $2,000.00 each succeeding year. . 25,000 00 



$150,000 00 



SEWER DEBT. 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due November, 1924 $25,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due May, 1926 75,000 00 

Coupon bonds, 4 per cent, due May, 1938 .... 16,000 00 

$116,000 00 



CITY OF RUTLAND 37 

CITY BALL DEBT 

Coupon bonds, 3% per cent, due September, 1931 $20,000 00 

$20,000 00 

Total bonded debt $629,000 00 

Less sinking fund, water $71,354 57 

Less sinking fund, general , 204,906 04 

$276,320 61 

Net bonded debt, Dee. 31, 1916 $352,679 39 

Net bonded debt of City, Doe. 31, 1915 351,805 36 



Increase in net bonded debt for year ending Dec. 

31, 1916 $874 03 

STATEMENT SHOWING THE INCREASE OF BONDED DEBT. 

School bond issue July 1st, 1916 $25,000 00 

General appropriation to sinking fund $8,000 00 

Water appropriation to sinking fund 3,225 00 

School bonds Nos. 571, 572 paid from general 

fund 2,000 00 

Net amount earned by sinking fund 10,900 97 

24,125 97 



$874 03 



Balance Sheet as per City Treasurer's Books, 
as of December 31, 1916 



ASSETS. 

Real estate, buildings and improvements: 



City Hall $50,000 00 

City poor farm , 7,000 00 

Isolation Hospital 2,500 00 

Store House, South and Post Sts 1,000 00 



38 ANNUAL EE POET 

Fire Station No. 2 2,000 00 

Main Street Park (nominal value) 1,000 00 

Memorial Hall 40,000 00 

Old Reservoir Lot, Woodstock Ave 2,000 00 

Schoolhouse, Church St 80,000 00 

Schoolhouse, East Center St 25,000 00 

Schoolhouse, (High), Center St. 50,000 00 

Schoolhouse, Lincoln Boulevard 32,000 00 

Schoolhouse, Madison St 10,000 00 

Schoolhouse, Pari: St 20,000 00 

Schoolhouse, Pine St, ...... 15,000 00 

Sehoolhouse, School St 10,000 00 

Schoolhouse, Watkins Ave., 15,000 00 

Stone Quarry, No, Main St 1,000 00 

Water Works 400,000 00 

$713,500 00 

(No estimate made of streets and sewers.) 

Current Assets: 

Cash, General $9,786 71 

Cash, Streets 4,145 01 

Cash, Water 66,808 51 

Cash, Schools 990 98 

Cash, School construction aceouut 75 54 

Interest earned but not due 656 95 

Delinquent taxes 6,840 00 

Delinquent sprinkling assessments 29155 

Delinquent water rents, schedule 144 41 

Delinquent water rents, meter 69 80 

Delinquent water rents (to City Attorney) 351 05 

Sidewalk assessments 82 44 

Miscellaneous account 216 58 

City property and supplies, as per inven- 
tories on file 60,658 87 

$151,118 40 

Sinking fund assets : 

Cash $5,820 61 

Investments - 270.500 00 

$276,320 61 



Total assets 



$1,140,939 01 



CITY OE RUTLAND 



39 



LIABILITIES, 



Bonds and notes : 

Water $147,000 00 

Genelal 196,000 00 

School ■ 150,000 00 

Sewer 116,000 00 

City Hail 20,000 oo 

$629,000 00 

Accounts payable: 

Bond interest (accrued but not due) $4,868 33 

Schools 5,803 96 

Retained on paving contract , 755 ng 

$11,427 37 



$640,427 37 

Assets in excess of all liabilities 500,511 64 



$1,140,939 01 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILL L. DAVIS, 

City Treasurer. 

Examined, found to be correct and approved by us Janu- 
ary 24, 1917. 

JAKE HEYMAN, 
GEO. C. COBB, 
ROBT. D. SMITH, 

Auditors, City of Rutland. 



Detailed List of Orders Drawn on 
City Treasurer 



GENERAL ACCOUNT 



$18 00 

21215 Amount returned on street pay roll ^ gg 

21220 Hugh Duffy, coal, city hall g g _ 

21221 D. A. Barker, drawing gravel 91 60 

21222 The DePrae Chemical Co., fumigators ^ ^ 

21223 William Kerrigan; work, Memorial hall 5 J5 

21234 Murray Printing Co., printing 28 15 

21236 Amount returned on street pay roll ■ - ■ ■ 1 

21245 Eutland Machine and Auto Co., repairing typewriter. 6 40 

21253 H. A. Sawyer & Co., office supplies * ^ 

21258 The Tuttle Co., record hook, etc • 

21259 Wm, S. and Grace E. Novak, tax abatement » ^ 

21260 Fenn. Construction Company, polling booth 

21261 Burroughs Adding Machine Co., paper, etc - ■ _ ^ 

21268 H. B. Whittier, paid foT stamps, etc. - * 

21276 New England T. & T. Co., service 

21278 F.E. Patch Mfg. Co., steel rod and labor ............ 

21279 Marsden Electric Co., wiring fire station No. 1 mm 

212S1 Billings & Davis, augur handle ■ ■ ^ 

21282 James J. Pay, record book • <?6 78 

21285 H. F. Noyos Estate, lumber " 

21286 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, services as health officer *J.Jj 

212S7 Hugh Duffy, coal, city hall - ■• 

21289 Amount returned on street pay roll 

21300 Amount returned on street pay roU 

21308 Hugh Duffy, coal, city hall • - ■ 

21311 Eutland Machine and Anto Co., repamng typewriter bu 

21312 W. C. Landon & Co., heaver board, etc 

21313 A. J. Novak Printing Company, printing 

21314 Metzger Bros., curtains for polling booths < 



CITY OP RUTLAND 41 

21315 Eutland Manufacturing Co., ballot boxes 154 00 

21316 James CarneH, painting ballot boxes 9 £5 

21317 MoKirryher & Granger, painting Memorial hall 4 82 

2.1318 George E. Chalmers, typewriter ribbons 7 00 

21325 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps, etc 5 56 

21333 New England T. & T. Co., service and tolls 2 34 

21334 Eutland News Company, pub. printing proposals 1 50 

21335 Dr. P. H. Gebhardt, services as health officer 35 00 

21336 The Herald, pub. warning, etc 6 23 

21337 Dodge, the Printer, ballots, cards, etc 61 47 

21341 C. Reed, placing and removing polling booths 23 00 

21342 Amount returned on street pay roll IS 00 

21346 Pay roll, annual city election 275 00 

21347 W. L. Davis, one-half bond premium 25 00 

21348 The Tuttle Co., city reports, check list, etc 425 71 

21349 James H. Eitapence, repairing heater 27 "0 

21350 Newman K. Chaffee, one-half bond premium 6 25 

21353 B. W. Marshall, filing burial permits 11 75 

21356 Amount returned on street pay roll 18 00 

21361 E. D. Keyes & Co., sal soda 1 50 

21369 Rutland Machine and Auto Co,, ear, polling places. ... 3 00 

21370 Rutland Carnival, balance on 1914 appropriation .... 10 21 

21371 The DePree Chemical Co., fumigators an 4n 

21372 Rutland News Company, pub, election results ...... 5 50 

21373 A. J. Novak Printing Company, printing 17 25 

21382 H. B. Whittier, one-half bond premium, etc 21 61 

21387 F. H. Remington, glass 2 75 

21397 New England T. & T. Co., service and tolls 2 02 

21403 Henry S. Parker, paint 2 01 

21404 D. O. Meeier, Jr., casing door, etc S 75 

21405 Dr. P. H. Gebhardt, services as health officer ...... 36 00 

21406 Rutland Manufacturing Co., door, etc 19 20 

21407 Chas. Reed, mason work, city hall 3 83 

21408 W. C. Landon & Co., locks, etc IS 01 

21409 Billings & Davis, varnish 1 15 

21411 Henry F. Field, one-half bond premium 6 25 

21412 Amount returned on street pay roll 18 00 

21416 Pay roll, assessors' canvassers 80 52 

21424 Murray Printing Company, printing 7 50 

21425 Amount returned on street pay roll IS 00 

21430 A. S. Eeed Electric Co., lights, polling booths 5 00 

21432 The Herald, publishing ordinance, etc. 19 05 

21433 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber 16 44 



42 ANNUAL BE POET 

21435 Hugh Duffy, coal, eity hall 80 06 

21436 Rutland News Company, publishing ordinance 15 39 

21437 Walter A, Clark, one -half bond premium 2 00 

21438 James H. Eitapence, repairs, eity hall . .- 24 47 

21439 Fred W, Hayward, repairing roof, city hall . . .... 1 6 91 

21440 James J, Pay, record book 9 00 

21441 A. J. Novak Printing Company, printing 13 25 

21443 H. A. Sawyer & Co., office supplies 4 02 

21444 Nichols -Chapman Co., paints and butts 1 54 

21452 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps and postals . . . 7 00 

2145S Billings & Davis, paint, etc 147 16 

21459 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, services as health officer 52 00 

21463 George Gokey, painting, eity hall 382 64 

21464 Clarke C. Fitts, services, State v. City 300 65 

21465 Walter 8. Feuton, services, State v. City 195 20 

21467 Amount returned on street pay roll 114 95 

21473 H. B. WMttier, paid for stamps, postals, etc 22 25 

21476 New England T. & T. Co., serviee and tolls 1 77 

21477 County tax 827 17 

21478 Ideal Moisteuer Co., moistensrs 3 00 

21479 B. A. Adams, radiator shields, etc 56 01 

21480 Albert Holland estate, tax rebate, list 1915 3 60 

21481 J. H. Frenier, one -half bond premium 2 00 

21482 D. J. Anthony, one-half bond premium 2 fin 

21483 Murray Printing Company, printing postals 3 00 

21484 Rev. J. M. Brown, filing removal permits 1 75 

21485 Ed. Cooney, filing burial permits 9 25' 

21498 C. Reed, placing and removing polling booths IS 00 

21499 Amonnt returned on street pay roll 67 74 

21503 Pay roll, primary election 211 00 

21517 The Tuttle Company, record book and printing 16 25 

21520 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber, etc 31 15 

21521 Memorial day appropriation 200 00 

21522 John B. Stearns, covering desk 2 00 

21523 A. J. Novak Printing Company, letter heads 3 00 

21.124 John J. Hickey, one-half bond premium 1 25 

21525 J. C. Temple, one-half bond premium 2 00 

21526 Rutland News Company, publishing proposals 1 00 

21527 B, W. Marshall, filing burial permits 14 25 

21528 George J. Mayer Co., license plates 14 00 

21529 H. A. Sawyer & Co., office supplies 2 43 

21535 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps, cards, etc 2 6.1 

21540 J. H. Lincoln, painting, etc., fire station No. 2 55 00 

21545 New England T. & T. Co., service 67 



CITY OF RUTLAND 43 

21548 O. Maguire, work, West street cemetery ... g ~* 

21549 Billing & Davis, paint, fire station No. J.... £ I ? 

21550 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, services as health offieer fi ll 

tt£ f C ™V ellter > use ° f by assessors 2i Z 

21559 Amount returned on street pay roll ... 1 1 

%im J. O. Bride, painting gutters, etc, .. „ *" 

S 25?5 E ' Allen ' one - half btmd ?™>» IZZZ 1 00 

21569 Fred R. Patch, one-half bond premium . I °2 

mWt i Amount returned on street pay roll , 7 1Z 

21590 Ross-Huntress Company, cheese cloth """ ™ 

£ S - Ee ^ m °<*™ Co., lights, polling placed 5 

2 605 Harvey R. Kingsley, one-half bond premium , . I Z 

2 6 Geo, E. Chalmers, one-half bond premium, etc. . 2 

21607 H. A. Sawyer & Co., office supplies .... f « 

™ f FrintiUg Com ordinance ' .' I" 2 75 

21609 A. J. Novak Printing Company, printing .... t 11 

21615 H. B. Whittier, stamps, etc. ....... g f? 

21619 Rutland News Company, publishing advertisements ' '. 5 50 

^1620 James J. Fay, tax book .. „ Jt 

21624 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, services as health Jffi'cer' 73 qo 

il628 Amount returned on street pay roll 33 00 

21637 H, A. Manning & Co., directories 9 00 

21639 James H. Eitapence, eaves trough, ete. 63 4T 

21640 The Herald, publishing advertisements .... * ' 5 15 

21641 Forbes Lithograph Mfg. Co, work on bonds ..*""" 6 93 

21642 Laura B. Cramton, one-half bond premium . g g» 

21643 James J. Fay, filing record, etc jg m 

21644 Rutland City Band, account of appropriation'..'.".'."." 5f)0 00 
21002 F, A. McCarthy, one-half bond premium . . 3 00 
21653 STew England T. & T. Co., service and tolls 3 87 

21658 Amount returned on street pay roll , 49 50 

21678 Cudahy Packing Co, soap powder [,.] 3 g5 

21682 H. A. Sawyer & Co., office supplies . . 4 7R 

21683 W. 0. Landon & Co., supplies ■ . . 8 l 

21684 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber ' 19 20 

21685 A. J. Novak Printing Company, printing .... 14 2 5 

21686 The Tuttle Company, printing and supplies ," fff 25 

21687 The Howe Scale Company, inspecting scale go 

21688 James H. Eitapence, repairing closets, ete, ... 1 45 

21689 J. E, Spaulding, lumber 6Q 5fi 

21600 Burroughs Adding Machine Co., attention to' machine 3 00 



44 



ANNUAL REPORT 



21699 W. L. Davis, paid express, telegrams, cte. 7 56 

21700 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps and express 8 38 

21709 New England T. & T. Co., . service and tolls 2 42 

21710 Assessment for county agricultural work . 390 85 

21711 Library Bureau, index cards 20 25 

21714 Br. F. H. Gebhardt, services as health officer 115 00 

21719 Abraham & Rafferty, coal, city hall 278 39 

21720 Amouut returned on street pay roll 65 85 

21 732 H. E. Seward, Jr., sharpening lawn mower 2 00 

21736 Amount returned on street pay roll 45 98 

21741 W. O. Landon & Co., nails 6 15 

21745 Billings & Davis, file , 20 

21749 The Tuttle Company, paper and ink 1 90 

21750 M, J. Francisco & Sou, agts., Insurance premiums .... 82 35 

21751 Walter A. Clark, Agt., insurance premiums 13 50 

21752 A, J. Novak Printing Company, printing 4 75 

21753 The DePree Chemical Co.. fumigarors 108 00 

21754 B. A. Resseguie, work in cemeteries 10 00 

21 755 Rutland News Company, advertising ordinance 3 00 

21756 The Howe. Scale Company, inspecting scale 50 

21757 J. E. Spaulding, plank 60 84 

21764 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps and cards 19 50 

21771 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber 273 43 

21772 H. A. Sawyer & Co., ink 75 

21775 Dr. F. H, Gebhardt, services as health officer 100 00 

21780 New England T. & T. Co., service 67 

21782 B. W, Marshall, filing burial permits 5 O0 

21784 Amount returned on street pay Toll 37 25 

21787 Pay roll, primary election 8m 00 

21795 Rutland City Band, due on appropriation 605 63 

21796 First National Bank of Boston, certifying warrants . 50 00 

21797 Merrill, Oldham & Co., printing and certifying bonds 35 00 

21708 Underwood Typewriter Co., typewriter 71 75 

21799 C. Reed, placing and removing polling booths .... . 19 00 

21806 Amount returned on street pay roll 35 00 

21813 Rutland Machine and Auto Co., repairs 

21818 H. A. Sawyer & Co., office supplies 2 84 

21821 A, S. Reed Electric Co., lights, polling places .. 5 00 

21823 W. C. Landon & Co., paint, etc., city hall 68 86 

21824 F. Conniff, account carnival 

21825 Marsden Electric Co., account earnival 227 32 

21826 MetzgeT Bros., account earnival 30(1 on 

21827 W. A. Claris, Treas., account carnival 114 00 

21828 W, A. Clark, Treas., account carnival 433 23 



CITY OF RUTLAND 45 

21829 W. A. Clark, Treas., balance carnival appropriation . . 6 58 

21S30 State tax \ g jg 

21831 State school tax , u 028 87 

21832 State highway tax 5 514 44 

21833 A. J. Novak Printing Company, printing 21 30 

21834 The Tuttle Company, cheek lists, ete 106 86 

21841 H. B. Whittier, index cards to state, and for stamps . 37 15 

21846 C. H. Cutler, mop and brush 2 00 

21850 Dr. P. H, Gebhardt, services as health officer 91 66 

21852 The Herald, publishing ordinance, 1 6,5 

21853 James H, Eitapence, repairing heater 11 75 

21857 Amount returned on street pay roll 33 00 

21861 Ne w England T. & T. Co., service and tolls .... 3 61 

21864 The Herald, advertising taxes 25' 80 

21865 Rutland News Company, advertising taxes 21 25 

21866 Dodge, the Printer, printing 15 00 

21867 Hugh Montgomery, tax rebate, list of 1916 18 00 

21H68 Chas. E. Campbell, tax rebate, list of 1916 3 60 

21869 Ed. Cooney, filing burial permits 6 50 

21877 Sinking Fund Commissioners, school bond Nos. 571 

and 572 2,000 00 

21879 Duffy Bros., tax rebate, list of 1916 23 40 

21880 Fred W. Hay ward, tax rebate, Hat of 1916 10 SO 

21881 Louras & Hatjis, tax rebate, list of 1916 5 85 

21882 John A. Steward, tax rebate, list of 1916 3 60 

21883 Ma-xime Jasmin, tax rebate, list of 1916 3 60 

21884 Carlo Lanaillo, tax rebate, list of 103 5 3 60 

21885 Amount returned on street pay roll 42 00 

21893 Rutland Railroad Company, freight on signs 87 

21809 New England T. & T. Co., service 66 

21904 H. A. Sawyer & Co., office supplies 5 05 

21905 A. J, Novak Printing Company, printing 10 85 

21906 James H. Eitapence, Sani -Flush 1 00 

21E»17 The Tuttle Company, book and erasers 2 7S 

21908 The State and Register, commitment fees, insane .... 30 00 

21909 Hugh Duffy, slabs 12 50 

21910 Ross-Huntress Co., dust cloths 1 no 

21911 Dr. P. H. Gebhardt, services as health officer 67 25 

21918 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps, etc 6 35 

21923 Rutland Machine and Auto Co., use of car, etc. ...... 3 80 

21925 A. S. Reed Blectrie Co., repairs 1 15 

21927 Dodge, the Printer, ballots, ete 43 26 

21928 Billings & Davis, oil, screws and nails , 41 

21929 Clement National Bank, rent of deposit box 1750 



46 ANNUAL REPORT 

21932 B. W. Marshall, filing burial permits 

21934 C, Reed, placing and removing polling booths 

21935 Amount returned on street pay roll . . , , 

21939 Pay roll, state election ' 

21941 Walter A, Clark, insurance premium , 

21948 Henry C. Farrar, insurance premium 

21950 Amount returned on street pay roll 

21961 A. S, Reed Electric Co., lights, election , 

21963 W. C. Landon & Co., padlocks 

21967 James H. Eitapence, repairs, etc, city hall ....... 

21968 The Tuttle Company, office supplies 

21969 Duren & Company, post for typewriter 

21970 John F. Moloney, one-hall band premium 

21971 H. A. Sawyer & Co., office supplies 

21976 H. B. Whittier, paid express 

21981 New England T, & T. Co., service 

21084 Br. F. H. Gebhardt, services as health officer 

21988 Rutland Machine and Auto Co., ear, election ....... 

21989 Abraham & BafTerty, coal 

21990 Isaac W. Raymond, tax rebate, list of 1916 

21092 Amount returned on street pay roll 

22001 Abraham Sl Rnfferty, coal 

22007 Walter S, Fenton, fees as city attorney 

22008 Amount returned on street pay Toll 

22018 Rutland Machine and Auto Co., repairs, typewriter, 

22020 Abraham & Rafferty, coal 

22022 Br. P. H. Gebhardt, services as health officer ...... 

22023 H. A. Sawyer & Co.. Droom 

22024 A. A. Houston, weather strips 

22025 Br. C. F. Ball, filing certificates 

22026 Dr. A. H. Bellerose. filing certificates 

22027 Dr. C. S. Caverly, filing certificates 

22028 Br. T. A. Cootey, filing certificates 

22029 Dr. K. L. Crahau, filing certificates 

22030 Br. N. J. Bel eh an ty, filing certificates 

22031 Br. Chas. A. Gale, filing certificates 

22032 Br. F. H. Gebhardt, filing certificates 

22033 Br. O. J, Gilehrist, filing certificates 

22034 Br. J, M. Hamilton, filing certificates 

22035 Br, 8. W. Hammond, filing certificates 

22036 Br. ,T. B, Hanrahan, filing certificates 

22037 Br. L. A. Heidel, filing certificates ..... 

22038 Dr. W. G. Hodsdon, filing certificates . 

22039 Dr. B. M. Pond, filing certificates 



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00 


22 


17 


343 


00 


11 


00 


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00 


18 


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17 


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4 


10 




66 


2 


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5 


99 




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66 


99 


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50 


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7 


75 

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75 


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75 


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OITY OF RUTLAND 




47 


22040 


-ur. a. U, Powers, filing certificates 




25 


22041 


JJt. 1*. S, Quigley, filing certificates 




75 


22042 


Dr. Geo. Rustedt, filing certificates 






22043 


±>r. u. K. Ryan, filing certificates 




25 


22044 


-Ur. R. E. Smith, filing certificates 




50 
75 


22045 


Ur. Wm. Stickney, filing certificates 


2 


00 


22046 


ur. j. ji. Thomson, fihng certificates 




25 


22047 


Ed. Cooney, filing burial permits 




25 


22048 


B. W. Marshall, filing burial permits 




00 


22049 


Rev. N. Proulx, filing burial permits 




30 


22055 


H. B. Whittier, registration and scale fees 


and cash 






paid out .... 




64 


22062 


New England T. & T. Co., service and tolls 


2 


50 


22063 


J. H. Eitapence, repairs, eitv hall 




55 


22064 


Dr. C. H. Swift, filing certificates 


$36,452 


25 

si 



STREET DEPARTMENT 



21214 F. H. Remington, balance due on contract $5 307 7* 

21215 Pay roll, period ending January 15 $g 

21236 Pay roll, period ending Febniary 5 ,.,,****," 277 44 

21240 A. C. Grover, part of January salary i g 6" 

21241 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmith ing ,***' 3 2 q 

21242 Standard Oil Company, gasoline 9 9n 

21242 E. D. Keys* & Co., salt J „ 

21244 Rutland News Company, adv., sprinkling " ' n 00 

21245 Rutland Machine & Auto Co., repairing truck 137 S 6 

21246 Dunn Brothers, dynamite 12 25 

21257 Rutland E. L. & P. Co., steel, hose and power' . i 30 08 

23281 Billings & Bavis, shovels and locks 2 55 

21288 Thomas Farrell estate, damages 23 15 

21289 Pay roll, period ending February 19 87 65 

21300 Pay roll, period ending May 4 ' 151 85 

21304 A, C. Grover, part of February salarv , " . 16 G7 

21305 Secretary of State, truck license , 2 4 00 



48 ANNUAL EEPOET 

21306 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 2 00 

21325 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps 75 

21330 E, D. Keyes & Co, salt 1 03 

21332 S. Teriill & Son, repairs " 1 50 

21336 The Herald, advertising crushers 1 90 

21337 Dodge, the Printer, printing 4 7a 

21343 Pay roll, period ending March 18 , 68 64 

21356 Pay roll, period ending April 1 228 29 

21360 A. C. Grover, part of March salary 16 67 

21361 E. D, Keyes & Co., salt 9 54 

21362 Standard Oil Co., kerosene oil 3 50 

21363 A. C. Matthews, oil subscriptions returned 7 55 

21386 P. E. Patch, part of salary as commissioner of public 

works 100 00 

21395 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 3 30 

21408 W. C. 'Landon ft Co,, snow shovels, 3 00 

21409 Billings § Davis, bits 2 15 

21412 Pay roll, period ending April. 15 300 19 

21425 Pay roll, period ending April 29 444 58 

21429 A C. Grover, part of April salary 16 67 

2M62 II . B. Whittier, paid express 1 35 

£1467 Pay roll, period ending May 13 384 13 

21472 The Good Roads Machinery Co., spring 4 00 

21473 H. B. Whittier, paid express 1 06 

21489 The Delaware & Hudson Co., freight on oiler 42 05 

21199 Pay roll, period ending June 3 762 05 

21504 A. C. Grover, part of May salary 16 67 

21505 Standard Oil Co., road oil, etc 1,673 60 

21506 Lincoln Iron Works, supplies 3 92 

2] 507 Dunn Brothers, supplies 4 95 

21508 W. C. Landon ft Co., oil, belting, etc, ' 22 S3 

21509 Rutland MacMne ft Auto Co., batteries, etc 4 23 

21510 Holmes Iron Co., repairing rolleT 73 15 

21511 Norton Hardware Co., dynamite and fuses 61 44 

21512 Eoger S. Pike, insurance, truck 48 00 

21513 Rutland Railroad Co., demurrage 8 00 

21535 H. B. Whittier, paid express 56 

21544 Belleville ft Gravel, blacksmithing 3 95 

21545 New England T. ft T. Co., toll 75 

21555 The Delaware ft Hudson Co., freight bill 1 16 

21559 Pay roll, period ending June 17 649 18 

21565 Home Realty Co., scraper blades 8 82 

21577 Pay roll, period ending July 1 187 66 

21581 A. C. Grover, part of June salary 16 66 



CITY OP RUTLAND 4g 

2I5S2 Lincoln Iron Works, supplies . 

21583 W S Landon ft Co., handles, t^^ZZ. ! ™ 

21084 Holmes Iron Co, steel and labor * ad 

21586 Dunn Brothers, pail and cover 12 30 

21587 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing''*'' 38 

21dSS Norton Hardware Co, dvnamite " 

21589 Rutland Railroad Co., freight bill 48 49 

21591 Rutland R J * t> n , I ' : °0 

"™ J *- Jj ' « e - Co., eoat and power ^ 

81683 Buffalo Steam Roller Co remirs 

B1594 Marsden Electric Co, wire 10 25 
21595 Standard Oil Co, gasoline etc 88 

21615 H. B. Whittier, paid ex^rl 80 75 

21621 The Delaware ft Hudson Co, freig'ht bOls' ." ." .' [ .' \ \ ] ' ' ' \ , £ 

21628 Pay roll, period ending July 15 „ 

210.14 Ingcrsoll-Sergeant Drill Co drills " • 37 31 

m Semet So, vay Company, calcium chloride ZZ J! J 

Bm The Good Eoads Machinery Co, crusher repair, Z [ [ ' "J J 

2lD0o New England T, ft T Co toll 

21655 New England Eoad Machinery Co.',' acct'.' oUer' ' ' ' 7m £ 

21656 Norton Hardware Co, dynamite 

2165S Pay roll, period ending August 5 ' * 48 

21664 A. C. Grover, part of July salary 536 33 

31665 Lin C0]n Iron ^ ^ ^ ■ ™ ■ • JJ 67 

21666 Henry S. Parker, rope and pullev 146 1 , 

21667 Billings « Davis, shovels and handles "Z ZZ \ 

21668 Holmes Iron Co, steel and bolts 7 88 

21669 Standard Oil Co, road oil, etc ' 2 96 

21670 H. F. Koyes Est, lumber ' 657 75 

21671 F. B. Patch Mfg. Co, repairs,' etc 5 00 

21672 Rutland Machine ft Auto'co. retirs ' "truck I" 21 
nm Eutland E. I, ft P. Co, p owe 'r S brumes \ Zl J % 
mm The Delaware ft Hudson Co, freight bills 

21706 Belleville ft Gravel, blacksmitMng !? 

21,07 Norton Hardware Co. fuses 1 00 

21708 8. Terrill ft Son, repair, 19 11 

21709 New England T. ft T Co toll 35 75 

5S fTi R ,tr d Com ™ *«*«'^'zzzzz 49 « 

mi3M A. S. Eeed Electric Co, fuse wire 

21720 Pay roll, period ending August 19 „ 75 

21724 Rutland Machine ft Auto Co truck'r™^"^' ' 248 °° 

21725 The Good Roads Machinerv Co U " ' 131 93 

21726 Norton Hardware Co, dynamite 1450 

* 40 03 

m 



50 



ANNUAL EE POET 



21727 New England Road Machinery Co., sweeper broom 55 00 

21728 Rutland Railroad Company, freight Mils 77 

21734 P. H. Remington, acct. Merchants Row contract 1,051 03 

£1736 Pay roll, period ending September 2 264 66 

21740 A. C. Grover, part of August salary 16 67 

21741 W. C. Landon & Co., oil, belting, etc. 26 78 

21743 Standard Oil Co., oil and grease 3 75 

21744 Burditt Eros., gasoline 36 48 

21745 Billings & Davis, shovels, etc 11 90 

21746 Holmes Eon Company, repairing cart 4 50 

21764 H. B. Whittier, paid express 2 79 

21768 Henry S. Parker, handles 2 40 

21769 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., power, crusher 132 30 

21776 Perrin, Seamans & Co., brooms 4 25 

21777 Norton Hardware Co., fuses, 15 32 

21 783 P. H. Remington, acct. Merchants Row contract 1,70'S 92 

21784 Pay roll, period ending September 16 208 94 

21790 The Delaware & Hudson Co., freight, bills 2 16 

21791 The Good Roads Machinery Co., chain . . . 9 00 

£1792 Norton Hardware Co., dynamite 40 28 

21806 Pay roll, period ending September 30 325 38 

21S10 A. C. Grover, part of September salary 16 67 

21.911 Lincoln Iron Works, repairing drills, etc 69 00 

21812 P. R. Patch Mfg. Co., coal, repairs, etc 35 79 

21813 Rutland Machine & Auto Co., repairing truck 6 28 

21814 Burditt Eros., gasoline 58 88 

21815 Standard Oil Co., road oil, etc. 621 53 

21816 Mars den Electric Co., carbon brashes 350 

21817 Arsene Mercure, repairing harness 1 35 

21818 H. A. Sawyer & Co., brooms 4 50 

21844 New England Road Machinery Co., balance due on oiler 100 00 

21854 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., coal and brushes 61 75 

21855 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 55 

21856 J. H. Monette, repairing sprinkler 6 25 

21857 Pay roll, period ending October 14 355 67 

2187S P. H. Remington, acct. Merchants Row contract 912 47 

21885 Pay roll, period ending November 4 271 43 

21S89 A. C. Grover, part of September salary 16 67 

21890 W. C. Landon & Co., shovels 1 00 

21891 P. R. Patch Mfg. Co., coal, belting, etc 44 1? 

21892 Norton Hardware Co., fuses 13 47 

21893 Rutland Railroad Company, freight bills 2 00 

21894 Lincoln Iron "Works, repairs, etc 45 27 



CITY OP RUTLAND 51 

21903 Burditt Eros., gasoline 18 40 

21923 Rutland Machine & "Auto Co., gasoline, ete 3 45 

21924 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 6 90 

21935 Pay roll, period ending November 18 162 72 

21940 The Delaware & Hudson Co., freight bill 25 

21948 Henry C. Parrar, insurance premium 40 00 

21949 Rutland News Company, advertisement 10 00 

21950 Pay roll, period ending December 2 160 48 

21954 A. C. Grover, part of November salary 16 67 

21955 P. R. Patch Mfg. Co., coal 4 08 

21956 Lincoln Iron Works, sharpening drills 10 50 

21957 A. J. Novak Printing Co., printing 5 25 

21958 Tire Good Roads Machinery Co., spring, etc, 57 

21959 James J. Pay, binding sprinkling assessments 2 00 

21975 W. L. Davis, stamps ,. 1 27 

21976 H, B. Whittier, paid for stamps 22 00. 

21979 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 3 50 

21992 Pay roll, period ending December 16 122 33 

21996 A. J, Novak Printing Co., printing 1 25 

21997 E. B, Gary, C. E., examination and report, Merchants 

Row paving , 43 32 

2200S Pay roll, period ending December 30 184 77 

22012 A. C. Grover, part of December salary 16 67 

22013 The Herald, advertising sprinkling assessment 3 00 

22055 H. B, Whittier, paid for stamps 3 00 

22059 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 8 10 

22060 R. W. Kenyon, gravel 21 60 

22066 P. H. Remington, amount due on Merchants Row con- 

tract 1,366 33 

22067 A. B. Hatch, concrete, pitch, etc 96 50 



$23,756 30 



STATE ROAD ACCOUNT 



21560 Street pay roll, period ending June 10 $86 08 

21561 Street pay roll, period ending June 17 233 16 

21577 Street pay roll, period ending July 1 454 14 

21585 Pay roll, week ending July 1 £24 22 

21591 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., coal 42 25 

21622 Pay roll, week ending June 24 216 80 



52 ANNUAL EE PORT 

21628 Street pay to]], period ending July 15 4S1 97 

21632 Pay roll, week ending July 8 139 62 

2163," Pay roll, week ending July 15 73 87 

21658 Street pay roll, period ending August 5 639 61 

21659 Pay roll, week ending July 22 68 08 

21660 Pay roll, week ending July 29 04 94 

21673 James E. Creed, supplies, etc 35 68 

£1720 Street pay roll, period ending August 19 459 70 

£1736 Street pay roll, period ending September 2 456 58 

21742 F. R. Pateli Mfg. Co., coal 59 83 

21784 Street pay roll, period ending September 16 293 00 

21806 Street pay roll, period ending September 30 377 22 



$4,406 75 



SIDEWALK DEPARTMENT 



21215 Pay roll, period ending January 15 $94 26 

21236 Pay roll, period ending February 5 22 11 

21250 W. E. Patch, sand 60 80 

21289 Pay roll, period ending February 19 40 29 

21300 Pay roll, period ending March. 4 31 60 

21306 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 1 50 

21343 Pay roll, period ending March 18 239 41 

£1356 Pay roll, period ending April 1 , 19 39 

21112 Pay roll, period ending April 15 3 97 

21516 W. E. Patch, repairing Grove street walk 116 40 

21577 Pay roll, period ending July 1 3 50 

21625 J, li. Monette, repairing plows 39 65 

2165S Pay roll, period ending August 5 2 08 

21806 Pay roll, period ending September 30 10 25 

21857 Pay roll, period ending October 14 8 75 

21935 Pay roll, period ending November 18 25 95 

£1950 Pay roll, period ending December 2 20 34 

21992 Pay roll, period ending December 16 74 81 

2200S Pay roll, period ending December 30 30 14 

£2061 W. E. Patch, sand 32 62 



$877 82 



CITY OF RUTLAND 53 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 



21215 Pay roll, period ending January 15 $64 09 

21236 Pay roll, period ending February 5 131 y£ 

21240 A. O, Grover, part of January salary 16 66 

21241 Belleville' & Gravel, blacksmithing 2 30 

21247 S. P. Curtis & Son, cement g 50 

21248 Chaffee Lumber Company, sewer pipe 83 16 

21249 Clausen Shoe Company, repairs 1 73 

21281 Billings & Davis, shovels, etc 12 56 

212S9 Pay roll, period ending February 19 39 56 

21300 Pay roll, period ending March 4 86 37 

21304 A. C. Grover, part of February salary 16 66 

23342 Pay roll, period ending March 18 53 75 

21356 Pay roll, period ending April 1st 104 59 

21360 A. C. Grover, part of March salary 16 66 

21412 Pay roll, period ending April 15 27 27 

21423 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing jjj 

21425 Pay roll, period ending April 29 S4 34 

21429 A. C. Grover, part of April salary 10 66 

21467 Pay roll, period ending May 13 35 75 

21474 Americau Sewer Pipe Company, sewer pipe 126 70 

21475 Edson Manufacturing Co., suction hose 52 48 

21499 Pay roll, period ending June 3 67 14 

21504 A. C. Grover, part of May Balary 16 66 

£1505 Standard Oil Co., gasoline 9 00 

21508 W. C. Landon & Co., post spoon handles 3 40 

21513 Rutland Railroad Company, freight bills 56 71 

21514 Giosoffatto Romano, repairing boots 4 15 

21515 S. P. Curtis & Son, cement * g 00 

21559 Pay roll, period ending June 17 78 83 

21566 Billings & Davis, hose nozzle gg 

21577 Pay roll, period ending July 1 84 12 

215S1 A.. C. Grover, part of June salary 16 67 

21596 S. P. Curtis & Son, cement , ',' 9 fi0 

21628 Pay roll, period ending July 15 145 94 

£1658 Pay roll, period ending August 139 72 

21664 A. C. Grover, part of July salary 16 67 

21674 American Sewer Pipe Company, sewer pipe 304 84 

21700 H. B. Wlittier, paid for serving notices 1 10 

21718 Rutland Railroad Company, freight bills 57 77 



|g ANNUAL REPOET 

21720 Pay roll, period ending August 19 j* Jjj 

21793 Butland Railroad Company, freight bills 

21729 The Combination Cash Store Co., rubber boots g J* 

21736 Pay roil, period ending September 2 K» » 

21740 A. C. Grover, part of August salary »■ «» 

21743 Standard Oil Co., kerosene oil " 

21747 Ameriean Sewer Pipe Company, sewer pipe „ * 

21748 S. P. Curtis & Son, cement 

21770 Lincoln Iron "Works, pipe „ 

21771 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber and brick *1 »a 

21784 Pay roll, period ending September 16 *»■ •** 

21806 Pay roll, period ending September 30 

S1810 A. C. Grover, part of September salary - ■ 

21815 Standard Oil Company, kerosene oil " " 

21818 H. A. Sawyer & Co., lanterns • ■ ■ ■ * 

21819 Chaffee Lumber Company, brick, etc . . 

23820 S. P. Curtis & Son, cement, etc •» 

21S57 Pay roll, period ending October 14 ■ ■ • *W J-* 

21885 Pay roll, period ending November 4 ta ij 

21S89 A. C. Grover, part of October salary < " 

2189?. Eutland Railroad Company, freight bills ^ 

21894 Lincoln Iron Works, castings ™ 

21895 American Sewer Pipe Company, sewer pipe 19b bb 

21806 S. P. Curtis & Son, cement " 

21935 Pay roll, period ending November 18 ^= ™ 

21950 Pay roll, period ending December 2 384 j0 

21954 A. C. Grover, part of November salary W «° 

21956 Lincoln Iron Works, castings 6 " J 

21960 Norton Hardware Company, dynamite W W 

21962 S. P. Curtis & Son, cement ™ g 

32979 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 

21980 The Delaware &■ Hudson Co., freight bill 

21992 Pav roll, period ending December 16 22i ' 

21996 A. J. Novak Printing Company, printing I ™ 

21998 P. B. Patch Mfg. Co., sewer rods ^ « 

22006 Eutland Bailroad Company, freight bills 70 8? 

22008 Pay roll, period ending December 30 

22012 A.C. Grover, part of December salary Ift ^ 

22014 W. C. Landon & Co., ricks and handles 5 W 

22015 Lincoln Iron Works, castings 1Z * 2 J 

22016 Dunn "Brothers, pails " 

22017 S. P. Cnrtis & Son, cement 

22059 Belleville &■ Gravel, blacksmithing 20 



$5,369 15 



CITY OP EUTLAND 55 

WATER DEPARTMENT 



21218 Pay roE, period ending January 15 87 30 

21224 Winthrop L, Davis, work in Mendon 1 50 

21225 Arnold, Hoffman Co., bleaching powder 48 18 

21226 H. Mueller Mfg. Co., caulking irons, etc 5 83 

21227 Northern Engineering Co., plotting Mendon property . . 14 38 

21228 John W. Gaynor, assisting eity treasurer 20 00 

21230 Interest on bonds 525 00 

21233 The Eutland Garage Co., ear to Mendon 4 00 

21234 Murray Printing Company, printing 3 00 

21235 Marcellus E. Wheeler, laud in Mendon 300 00 

21239 Pay roll, period ending February 5 190 12 

21240 A, C. Grover, part of January salary 91 67 

21241 BeEeviEe & Gravel, blacksmithing 1 90 

21244 Butland News Company, advertisbig Mendon property. . 5 00 

21254 The Herald, advertising Mendon property . , 2 40 

21256 The Combination Cash Store Co., rubber boots 12 27 

Rutland KaiJroaii Company, freight bills 4 95 

21263 Builders Iron Foundry, special eastings 33 97 

21264 The Fairbanks Company, lead pot and bar 7 10 

21265 John W. Gaynor, assisting eity treasurer 20 00 

21268 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps, etc. 5 50 

21276 New England T. & T, Co., service 1 50 

21280 Lincoln Iron Works, blow torch 2 50 

21283 A. S. Eeed Electric Co., batteries 2 10 

21286 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, paid postage 1 17 

21292 Pay roll, period ending February 19 83 67 

21294 Arnold, Hoffman & Co., bleaching powder 114 99 

21295 John W. Gaynor, assisting eity treasurer 20 00 

21299 Eutland Savings Bank, Mendon land (WElis & Creed).. 700 00 

21303 Pay roll, period ending March 3 131 67 

21304 A. C. Grover, part of February salary 91 67 

21306 Belleville & Gravel, blaeksnEthing 115 

21319 Builders Iron Foundry, special castings 7 60 

21320 Aquaphone Co., aquaphone 5 08 

21321 Standard Oil Co., gasoline 1 12 72 

21322 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 20 00 

21330 E. D. Keyes & Co., salt 1 06 

21333 New England T. & T. Co., service 1 50 

21335 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, inspections, postage, etc. 5 40 

21338 D. A. Barker, team 4 00 



50 



ANNUAL EE POET 



31345 
21354 
21359 
23 360 
21362 
21364 
21366 
21374 
21375 
21376 
21377 
21378 
21382 
21386 

21395 

21397 

21.} 00 

21402 

23405 

21409 

21415 

21417 

214S0 

21121 

21422 

2142S 

21429 

21430 

21435 

21441 

21443 

21-145 

21446 

21447 

21448 

21449 

21452 

21458 

21459 

21460 

21466 

21470 



Pay roll, period ending March 18 78 44 

John W. Gay nor, assisting city treasurer 2925 

Pay roll, period ending April 1 - ■ ■ 153 48 

A. C. Grover, part of March salary 91 67 

Standard Oil Co., kerosene oil - ■ 

Hugh Duffy, coal 6 94 

Chaffee Lumber Company, flooring and tampers 4 50 

Lincoln Iron Works, hair felt, etc. •' ■ 17 28 

Dodge, the Printer, meter bills 

Arnold, Hoffman & Co., bleaching powder Ill 22 

The Ashcroft Mfg, Co,j charts for gauge 5 10 

John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 

H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps and for recording 9 00 

P E. Patch part of salary us commissioner of public 

works ". 100 00 

Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 105 

New England T. & T. Co., service 1 50 

Rutland Eailroad Company, freight bills 5 36 

The Tuttle Company, envelopes 11 18 

Dr. P. H. Gebhardt, paid express ■ • - 2 

Billings & Davis, tools ■ 

Pay roll, period ending April 15 "• - 95 48 

Walworth Mfg, Co., pipe clamps 2 29 

Interest on refunding note ■ ■ 

Interest on bonds ■ 3 j 300 00 

John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

Pay roll, period ending April 29 » • - ■ 213 51 

A. C. Grover, part of April salary • 91 67 

A, S. Reed Electric Company, batteries 2 1° 

Hugh Duffy, coal '. 7 03 

A. J. Novak Printing Company, printing S 00 

H. A. Sawyer & Co., broom 

Arnold, Hoffman & Co., bleaching powder 105 71 

Thomson Meter Co,, repairing meters 34 06 

Lincoln Iron Works, lead and iron pipe, etc 244 37 

H. Mueller Mfg. Co., cocks and couplings 165 02 

John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

H. B. Whittier, paid postage 

Billings & Davis, supplies * "* 

Dr. P. H. Gebhardt, paid postage on samples 1 05 

Eutland Machine & Auto Co., use of car 4 50 

Pay roll, planting trees ■ • 227 39 

Pay roll, period ending May 13 • l 2 ^ 92 



CITY OP EUTLAND 57 

21473 H. B. Wliittier, paid express on shrubs, etc 8 08 

21470 New England T. & T, Co., service 1 50 

21486 Eugene Dietzgen Co., tape and repairs 3 19 

21487 The Combination Cash Store Co., rubber boots 13 32 

2148S Mrs. W. J, Banger, boarding workmen, tree setting .... 60 00 

21849 The Delaware & Hudson Co., freight bills, 8 04 

21850 Eutland Railroad Company, freight bill 174 

21491 National Meter Company, repairing meters 14 25 

21492 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

21493 Asa R. Hairs, services as water inspector 22 00 

21404 George Hulihan, services as water inspector 13 00 

21502 Pay roll, 3 weeks ending June 3 285 09 

21504 A. C. Grover, part of May salary 91 67 

21505 Standard Oil Co., gasoline and kerosene 16 25 

21506 Lincoln Iron Works, valve, cock, etc 39 98 

21507 Dunn Brothers, pails 1 93 

21508 W. G. Landon & Co., tools and supplies 19 98 

21513 Rutland Eailroad Company, freight bills 31 10 

21517 The Tuttle Company, water rent book, bills, etc 23 00 

21520 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber and nails 45 69 

21530 Arnold, Hoffman & Co., Chlorine gas 66 57 

21531 Henry S. Parker, bog hoes 2 70 

21532 John W, Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

21535 H, B. Wliittier, paid express 2 25 

21539 " A. P. Hawes, State Forester, trees 437 50 

21544 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 4 30 

21545 New England T, & T. Co., service 1 50 

21550 Dr. P. H. Gebhardt, inspections, express, etc 5 08 

31564 Pay roll, period ending June 17 210 53 

21566 Billings & Davis, tools, etc 28 79 

21570 H. Mueller Mfg. Co., service boxes, etc 137 22 

21571 Neptune Meter Co., meter bottom 2 10 

21573 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 35 

21580 Pay roll, period ending July 1 226 50 

21551 A. C. Grover, part of June salary 91 67 

21582 Lincoln Iron Works, pipe, and supplies 132 51 

21583 W. C. Landon & Co., cement, lanterns, etc 15 08 

215S7 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 5 85 

215S9 Rutland Railroad Company, freight bill , . 1 58 

21593 Eutland Maehine & Auto Co., car, etc 7 98 

21603 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber and nails 21 13 

21610 Thomson Meter Co., meters ■ 342 00 

21611 Pred T, Tyrrell, compass 1 75 



58 ANNUAL REPORT 

21613 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer bw « 

21818 H. B. Whittler, paid for stamps and express ......... 

21(519 Rutland News Company, publishing advertisements. ... H 50 

21021 The Delaware & Hudson Company, freight bills 11 ™ 

211324 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, inspections, express, etc 4 e3 _ 

21631 -fay roll, period ending July 15 n ^ ^ 

21037 H. A. Manning & Co., directory 

21639 James H. Eitapenee, candles 

21640 The Herald, publishing advertisement I tn 

21645 Harold L. Bond Co., screw hoist 50 

21046 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 

21653 New England T. & T. Co., service 

B6« Richards & Co., pig lead J" J 

21663 Pay roll, period ending August 3 • ■ ■ 

21664 A. C. Grover, part of July salary • **;•■ 

21665 Lincoln Iron Works, pipe, specials, etc U»- M 

21667 Billings & Davis, oil, battery, etc ■ • • 

21680 Dunn Brothers, bubbler, etc 

21688 James H. Eitapenee, repairs, etc * = 

21691 Arnold, Hoffman & Co., chlorine gas <*° '» 

21692 Eutland Mfg. Co., plugs and saw dust 1 ■* 

21603 The A. P. Smith Mfg.' Co., sleeve and valve ff£ 

21694 Rutland News Company, publishing advertisement .... 

21695 The Hoppinger Co., meter reading slips 1 86 

. 3 52o 00 

21696 Interest on bonds „ 

21697 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 7 q 

21705 The Delaware & Hudson Co., freight bill • ■ ■ ™ 

21706 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing * f? 

21709 New England T. & T. Co., service J ^ 

21712 Town of Rutland, taxes 

21713 The Herald, publishing advertisements ■ ■ - **» 

21714 Dr. F. H. GebhaTdt, inspections and express 

21715 Pay roll, water rent rebates 10 . 

21716 Rutland Railroad Company, freight bills *« 

21718 A. S. Reed Electric Co., tape ™ 

21723 Pay roll, period ending August 19 . ■ ±r 

21728 Rutland Railroad Company, freight bill t 

21730 H. MuelleT Mfg. Co., cocks and couplings 130 27 

21731 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

21735 Walter 8. Fenton, acct Rooney case 10 ° °° 

21 m Pay i-oTl, period ending September 2 ... 162 »> 

21740 A. C. Grover, part of August salary 91 67 

21741 W. C. Landon & Co., cement, etc ■ 11 94 



CITY OF RUTLAND 59 

21743 Standard Oil Co., kerosene oil 2 10 

2 1758 C. P. Smith, Treas. U, V, M., rent, Mendon land, to 

January 1st, 1916 22 00 

21759 Thomson Meter Co., meters 342 29 

21760 Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co., pipe and couplings 209 41 

21761 John W, Gaynor, part of August salary 29 25 

21770 Lincoln Iron Works, specials, etc 38 13 

21773 Town of Mendon, taxes, 1912-1914 150 15 

21774 Rutland Railroad Company, freight on pipe 430 

21775 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, inspections, express, etc. 16 09 

21778 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing 5 20 

21780 New England T. & T. Co., service 1 50 

217SS Pay roll, period ending September 16 117 83 

21789 Pay roll, water rent rebates ■ 4 00 

21800 Wallace & Tiernan. Co., chlorine plant 565 00 

21801 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

21804 Arnold, Hoffman & Co., ehlorine gas 66 38 

21S09 Pay roll, period ending September 30 248 07 

21810 A. C. Grover, part of September salary and trips to 

Mendon on Rooney matter 178 67 

21811 Lincoln Iron Works, cutter 1 80 

21815 Standard Oil Co., kerosene oil 2 50 

21822 Dunn Brothers, oil can 1 00 

21823 W. C. Bandon & Co., sperm oil 1 10 

21835 Town of Mendon, taxes, 1916 102 90 

21S36 Arnold, Hoffman & Co., ehlorine gas 84 58 

21837 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

21841 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps and express 8 20 

21847 J. A. Barney estate, water rent Tebate 3 00 

21 850 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, inspections, express, etc 20 11 

21S55 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmithing ... 3 00 

21860 Pay roll, period ending October 14 164 97 

21861 New England T. & T. Co., service 1 50 

21S66 Dodge, the Printer, printing 1 50 

21870 W. S. Pent on, City Atty., paid expenses, Rooney vs. City 101 70 

21871 Nichols-Chapman Co., glass 1 75 

21872 Wallace & Tiernan Co., diffusors 10 17 

21873 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

21S76 Interest on bonds 2,300 00 

21877 Interest on refunding note 40 00 

21888 Pay roll, period ending November 4 240 83 

21889 A. C. Grover, part of October salary 91 66 

2TS93 Rutland Railroad Company, freight bills 4 03 



60 ANNUAL EE PORT 

21890 New England T. & T, Co., service 1 50 

21903 Burditt Bros., shavings 10 50 

21911 Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, inspections, express, etc 7 73 

21912 United Brass Mfg. Co., curb stops 21 17 

21913 Arnold, Hoffman & Co., chlorine gas 99 86 

21914 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber, etc 25 40 

21915 John W. Gay nor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

21924 Belleville & Gravel, blacksmi thing 5 60 

21928 Billings & Davis, paint ; 13 21 

21931 Erwin C, Pike, stoves, etc 20 50 

21938 Pay roll, period ending' November 18 99 44 

21942 Arnold, Hoffman & Co., chlorine gas 99 85 

21943 Sinking fund appropriation 3.225 00 

22004 John W, Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

21953 Pay roll period ending December 2, 167 25 

21954 A. C. Grover, part of November salary 91 67 

2195(3 Lincoln Iron Works, hair felt, waste, etc 30 71 

21957 A. J. Novak Planting Company, printing , , 1 75 

21972 Chadwick-Boston Lead Co., lead pipe 55 81 

21973 John W. Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

21976 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamped envelopes 1 05 

21979 Belleville & Gravel, blaeksmithing 4 35 

21981 New England T. & T. Co., service 1 50 

21984 Dr. P. H. Gebhardt, inspection and postage 4 40 

21995 Pay roll, period ending December 16 94 47 

21996 A. J. Novak Printing Company, printing 2 25 

22001 Abraham & Rafferty, coal , 7 B5 

22002 H. O. Carpenter, services and expenses, water shed .... 570 85 

22003 National Meter Company, meters 52 65 

21004 John W, Gaynor, assisting city treasurer 29 25 

22006 Rutland Railroad Company, freight bills 6 18 

22007 Walter S. Penton, fees as city attorney 192 50 

22011 Pay roll, period ending December 30 146 97 

22012 A. C. Grover, part of December salary 91 67 

22015 Lincoln Iron Works, galvanized iron pipe 44 53 

22016 Dunn Brothers, dipper 2 35 

22022 Dr. P. H. Gebhardt, inspections, etc 4 59 

22050 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber 563 

22051 C. P. Smith, Treas., taxes on college lands 5 50 

22052 John W. Gaynor, assisting citv treasure- 29 25 

22055 H. B. Whittier, paid for stamps 5 00 

22059 Belleville & Gravel, blaeksmithing 2 00 

22062 New England T, & T. Co., service 1 50 



$22,381 56 



CITV OF RUTLAND 61 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 



21217 Pay roll, one-half month $326 00 

21220 Hugh Duffy, coal ,.. 24 48 

21238 Bay roll, one-half month 485 12 

21242 Standard Oil Co., gasoline 35 20 

21244 Rutland News Company, advertising horses 2 60 

21245 Rutland Machine & Auto Co., lamp 75 

21246 Dunn Brothers, duster, ete 2 10 

21247 S. P. Curtis & Son, feed 16 70 

21248 Chaffee Lumber Company,, hay 21 95 

21249 Clauson Shoe Company, repairs 1 75 

21253 H. A. Sawyer & Co., mops and brooms 6 75 

21254 The Herald, advertising horses 1 00 

21255 Hugh Duffy, coal 45 68 

21256 The Combination Cash Store Co., sheets, etc. 9 00 

21257 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, etc 18 10 

21276 New England T. & T. Co., service and tolls 1 85 

21277 W. C. London & Co., glass 1 45 

21284 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 4 78 

21291 Pay roU, one-half month '. . 338 90 

21293 W. S. Smith Co., rubber boots 24 00 

21302 Pay roll, one-half month 467 34 

21307 Ame7-ican-LaPrance Fire Engine Co., soda 12 00 

21308 Hugh Duffy, coal 38 76 

21309 S. P. Curtis & Son, feed 19 34 

21310 Burditt Bros., feed 6 03 

21311 Rutland Machine & Auto Co., repairing wheel 2 25 

21331 S. Ten-ill & Son, repairing wagon 4 25 

21332 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 3 67 

21333 New England T. & T. Co., service 1 00 

21339 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, etc 7 70 

21344 Pay roll, one-half month 320 87 

21355 Rutland Garage Co., storing and cleaning steamer .... 4 00 

21358 Pay roll, one-half month 471 28 

21362 Standard Oil Co., kerosene oil 2 00 

21364 Hugh Duffy, coal 53 29 

21365 S. P. Curtis & Son, feed 9 00 

21366 Chaffee Lumber Company, hay 6 83 

21367 Eureka Eire Hose Mfg. Co., fire hose 318 50 

21368 Ross-Huntress Co., blankets, etc 13 03 



02 



ANXL'AL rkfort 



213S5 R S Pike, part of salary as commissioner of public 

' safety J* 100 00 

21397 New England T. & T. Co., service 

2139S Dunn Brothers, repairs , 

2131)0 Burditt Bros., feed 3 30 

21400 Rutland Railroad Company, freight on soda 80 

21-10 1 Rutland E. L. & P. Co., lights, etc 19 7G 

21408 W. C. Landon & Co., repairing harness • ■ 5 10 

21410 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 3 TO 

21414 Pay roll, oner half month 323 69 

21423 J. H. Monette, shoeing horses . . . 

2142S Pay roll, one-half month 4S0 08 

21431 Dunn Brothers, hose and repairs 4 55 

21432 The Herald, advertisement 1 91 

21433 Chaffee Lumber Company, lumber 

21434 C. A. Farkhurst, hay 18 27 

21442 S. P. Curtis & Son, straw '■ 2 11 

21456 Rutland Garage Co., repairing truck 1 SO 

21457 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 5 3 s 

21458 Billings & Da™, paint, soap and repairs 1 80 

21460 Rutland Machine & Anto Co., screws, nuts, etc ^23 

21461 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, etc. 7 30 

21460 Pay roll, one-half month 332 02 

21476 New England T. & T. Co., tolls 1 00 

21501 Pay roll, one-half month • ■ ■ - 491 71 

21505 Standard Oil Co., kerosene oil 2 00 

21507 Dunn Brothers, duster 2 40 

2150S W. C, Landon & Co., repairing nozzle 65 

21509 Rutland Machine & Auto Co., repairing battery ...... 3 35 

21514 Giosoft'atto Romano, repairing boots 1 05 

21515 S. P. Curtis & Son, hay 2 j* 4 

£1517 The Turtle Company, printing 5 50 

V. q no 

2151 S Burditt Bros., oats 

21519 C A. Parkhurst, hay 26 04 

21545 New England T. & T. Co., service • 1 00 

215-17 Rutland R. L. & P. Co.,. lights, etc - 7 50 

215511 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 6 10 

21557 W. W. Carrigan, repairing fire alarm 2 5° 

81558 Ameriean-LaFrance Fire % Co., fuses, etc 1 67 

21563 Pay roll, one-half month. 355 11 

21560 Billings & Davis, nails, screws, etc. 

21579 Pay roll, one-half month 488 54 

21583 W.C. Landon & Co., step ladder 2 50 



CITY OF RUTLAND 



63 



21586 Dunn Brothers, repairs 120 

21591 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, etc . 8 15 

21596 S. P. Curtis & Son, feed 13 45 

21598 Rutland Garage Co., hydrometer ', 1 00 

21600 George E. Lassor, medicine , 2 97 

21601 C. A. Parkhurst, hay 7 23 

21602 A. A. Valliere, renovating pillows 1 50 

21603 Chaffee Lumber Company, hay 3 02 

21604 Burditt Bros., feed 11 06 

21623 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 3 60 

21630 Pay roll, one-half month 355 11 

21637 H. A. Manning & Co., directory 3 00 

21638 West Disinfecting Company, disinfectant IS 15 

21653 New England T. & T. Co., service 1 00 

21654 INTichoIs & Barney, caps, hats, and overalls 11 29 

21062 Pay roll, one-half month 482 04 

21669 Standard Oil Co., grease 1 1 75 

21675 S. P. Curtis & Son, feed 68 31 

21676 George E. Lassor, plasters 1 35 

21677 J. H. Monette, shoeing horses 12 25 

2167S Cudahy Packing Co., soap powder • 3 50 

21679 The Combination Cash Store Company, soap 6 75 

21680 Dunn Brothers, repairs 3 92 

216S1 Rutland H, L. & P. Co., lights, etc S 60 

21709 New England % & T, Co., service 1 00 

21716 Rutland Railroad Company, freight bills 1 05 

21717 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 4 57 

21718 A. S. Reed Electric Co., repairing armature 3 00 

21710 Abraham & Eafferty, eoal 127 86 

21722 Pay roll, one-half month 355 11 

21724 Rutland Machine & Auto Co., repairing truck 2 25 

21738 Pay roll, one-half month 488 54 

21743 Standard Oil Co., kerosene oil 2 00 

21744 Burditt Bros., gasoline , . , 1 92 

21748 S. P. Curtis & Son, straw 2 00 

21769 Rutland R. L & P. Co., lights, ete 10 05 

21780 New England T. & T. Co., service 1 00 

21781 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 4 10 

21786 Pay roll, one-half month 355 11 

21793 H. F. Noyes estate, flooring 19 64 

21794 Giosoffatto Romano, repairing boots 1 55 

21805 G. H. Farasworth, attending horse 5 00 

21808 Pay roll, one-half month 460 79 



64 ANNUAL H.EPOKT 

21813 Rutland Machine & Auto Co., recharging battery 1 To 

21814 Bimlitt Bros., gasoliu* 2 07 

21815 Standard Oil Co., kerosene oil 2 00 

21820 S. P. Curtis & Son, feed 11 10 

21822 Dunn Brothers, repairs 4 57 

21823 W. C. Landon & Co., clippers, brush, etc 2 25 

£1845 W. W. Cardigan, work on fire alarm 11 75 

21851 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 4 07 

21S54 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, etc. 10 65 

21856 J. H. Monette, shoeing horses 7 60 

21859 Pay roll, ona-balf month 323 69 

21861 New England T. &■ T. Co., service 1 00 

21862 J. M. Hardy, rubber coat 3 45 

21863 Hodgnian Rubber Company, rubber coat 4 00 

21887 Pay roll, one-half month 474 46 

21896 8, P. Curtis & Son, feed 16 69 

21899 New England T. & T. Co., service 1 00 

21900 George E, Lassor, medicine 1 75 

21901 Stephen C. Dorsey, accident insurance, truck 350 00 

21902 Thomas B. Roach, repairing armature 3 00 

21903 Burditt Bros., feed and coal 35 14 

21920 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, repairing whistle 52 53 

21926 Dunn Brothers, burners and repairs 5 31 

21933 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 5 93 

21937 Pay roll, one-half -month \ 323 69 

21952 Pay roB, one-half month 459 46 

21962 S. P. Curtis & Son, feed 27 76 

21963 W. C. Landon & Co., repairing pole strap 75 

21904 Dunn Brothers, dusters .... 3 45 

21965 Giosoffato Romano, repairing boots and coats 4 40 

21966 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, etc : 7 15 

21978 Board of School Commissioners, ground rent, Niekwack- 

ett building 1 year to July 1, 1916 18 00 

21981 New England T. & T. Co., seiTice 1 00 

21982 D. A. Barker, clipping horses , . . . . 3 00 

21983 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work 3 83 

21987 Ameriean-LaFranee Fire E. Co., supplies for truck .... 8 41 

21991 George P. Shclver, damages, Grimm fire 15 00 

21994 Pay roll, one-half month 323 69 

21999 Henry S. Parker, chairs 9 50 

22000 J. M. Hardy, rubber coats 13 45 

22010 Pay roil, one-half month 465 46 

22016 Dunn Brothers, repairing nozzle , 55 



CITY OF RUTLAND C5 
22017 S P. Curtis & Son, feed , 

K jTl M f 1118 & AUt ° ** battery" ZZl T£ 

£2019 J. H. Monette, shoeing horses ... „ IT 

22020 Abraham & Rafferty, coal ' 10 50 

22021 Mrs. L. A. Wood, laundry work ZZZ ' "J 2 
22055 H. B. Whittier, paid express on coat , 3 t° 7 
22060 R. W. Keuyon, making stall beds " " „ 1 
22062 New England T. & T. Co., service f *5 
22065 Rntlaud R. L. & P. Co, lights, etc. . ' J JJ 



$11,865 62 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



21216 Pay roll, one-habf month . 

S P° Hendersou-Ames Co., police ' erub " [ . .' [ [ [ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ ' ^ « 

21237 Pay roll, one-half month 8 14 

21251 A. J. Hubbard, repairing clock " 2U °° 

21252 The E. Howard Clock Company, dials ' , °° 

f* 283 *• ft Reed Electric Co, batteries etc 

21290 Pay roll, one-half month ' 2 50 

21301 Pay roll, one-half month 182 00 

21333 New England T. 4 T. Co, ^m'^ZZZZ U £ 

21o43 Pay roll, one-half month 4 71 
21357 Pay roll, one-half month ' 182 00 

213 ' % E " Safety ^ ° f °° 

21396 a. Ei^ie c;;re P ai;;"and";upp^':::;:;--- lo ; g 

213 , New England T. a T. Co, service and tolls ZZ J 2 

21413 Pay roll, one-half month 3 19 

21426 Pay roll, one-half month 182 00 
21430 A. S. Reed Electric Co, m^'ZZ'Z "12 

21468 Pay roll, one-half month 6 50 

21476 New England T. & T. Co., ^m&^ZZZZ M S 

21o00 Pay roll, one-half month 39 

235 00 

(5) 



66 ANNUAL REPORT 

21545 New England T. & T. Co., service and tolls 13 99 

21546 A, S. Reed Electric Co., repairs and supplies 10 89 

21362 Pay roll, one-half month 203 00 

21578 Pay roll, one-half month 243 03 

21597 The Henderson -Ames Co., helmets and eap ........... 23 57 

21599 A. S. Reed Electric Co., repairs and supplies 12 95 

21629 Pay roll, one-half month 291 00 

21637 11. A. Manning Co., directory 3 00 

21653 New England T, & T. Co., service and tolls 14 87 

21661 Pay roll, one-half month . 256 00 

21709 New England T. & T. Co., service and tolls 15 32 

2171 S A. S, Reed Electric Co., batteries and' repairs ......... 1 40 

21721 Pay roll, one-half month 247 00 

21737 Pay roll, one-half month 247 00 

21779 A. S. Reed Electric Co., batteries and repairs 4 30 

21780 New England T. & T. Co., service and tolls 15 78 

21785 Pay roll, one-half month 272 50 

21794 Giosoffatto Romano, repairing coat 1 00 

21807 Pay roll, one-half month 257 50 

21S12 P. R. Patch Mfg. Co., repairing traffic standard 5 8S 

21821 A. 8. Reed Electric Co., alarm boxes, ete. 21 55 

21858 Pay roll, one-half month 280 50 

21861 New England T. & T. Co., service and tolls ■ 14 53 

21S86 Pay roll, one-half month 282 00 

21897 H. M. Greenland, repairing overcoats 26 75 

21898 Arsene Mercure, repairing clubs 1 45 

21899 New England T. & T. Co., service and tolls 14 16 

21925 A. 8. Reed Electric Co., repairs and batteries 9 35 

21928 Billings & Davis, lanterns, ete . . 90 

21936 Pay roll, one-half month 247 50 

21951 Pay roll, one-half month 267 50 

21961 A, 8, Eeed Electric Co., batteries 1 80 

21981 New England T, & T. Co., service and tolls 14 53 

21993 Pay roll, one-half month 198 00 

22009 Pay roll, one-half month 230 00 

22062 New England T, & T. Co., sendee and tolls 14 08 



$6,077 92 



CITY OF RUTLAND ' ,; 7 

LIGHT ACCOUNT 



21257 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, January $1,374 76 

21339 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, February 1 383 34 

£1401 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, March 13 76 21 

21461 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, April 1 ' 348 78 

21547 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, May 1*350 89 

21591 Rutland S. L. & P. Co., lights, June JJ 75 go 

216S1 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, July [ 1*393 59 

21769 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, August .... 1*397 24 

21854 Rutland R, L. & P. Co., lights, September 1*328 00 

21920 Rutland R. L. & P, Co., lights, October 1,333 57 

21966 Rutland R. L. & P. Co., lights, November 1*342 87 

22065 Rutland R, L. & P. Co., lights, December 1344 57 



$16,3*34 62 



DEPARTMENT OF CHARITIES AND 
CORRECTIONS 



21266 J ohn J. Hickey, overseer of the poor, expenses of depart- 
ment, January $im 33 

21323 John J. Hickey, overseer of the poor, expenses of depart- 
ment, February 52 qq 

21379 John J. Hickey, overseer of the poor, expenses of depart- 
ment, March f ... 513 07 

21450 John J. Hickey, overseer of the poor, expenses of depart- 
ment, April , mm 

21533 John J. Hickey, overseer of the poor, expenses of depart- 
ment, May 526 45 

21613 John J. Hickey, overseer of the poor, expenses of depart- 
ment, June 466 6g 

2169S John J. Hickey, overseer of the poor, expenses of depart- 
ment July 1 4 67 74 

21762 John J. Hickey, overseer of tho poor, expenses of depart- 
ment, August , tj ' 44 8 6 q 



C8 • ANNUAL REPORT 

21839 John J. Hiekey, etttftttt of the poor, expenses of depart- ^ ^ 

ineut, September 

mU John J. Hiekey, overseer of the poor, expend of depart- ^ 

ment, October 

21974 John J, Hiekey, overset of the poor, expenses of depart- ^ ^ 

ment, November 

22053 John J. Hiekey, overseer of the poor, expense of depart- ^ ^ 

ment, liecember 

$5,760 40 



SALARY ACCOUNT 



21267 

21268 

21269 
21270 
21271 
21272 
21275 
21298 
21324 
2\"-ir, 

21326 
21351 
21381 
21382 

21383 
21384 
21387 
21388 
21389 
21390 
21391 



W L Davis, salary as treasurer, January ■ $130 00 

H, B. Whittier, salary as clerk and purchasing agent, ^ 

January' g0 „ Q 

A. SeovUIe, salary as messenger, January ^_ 

Jake Heyman, auditing accounts ■ ■ • T§ 00 

George C. Cobb, auditing accounts » ^ 

Robert D, Smith, auditing accounts - 

W. S. Fcnton, acct. salary as city attorney » 

A. Scoville, salary as messenger 

W L Davis, salary as treasurer, February ^ uu 

H. R Whittier, salary as clerk and purchasing agent, ^_ ^ 

****** 30 00 

A. Scoville, salary as messenger ' 30 00 

A. Scoville, salary as messenger 

W L Davis, salary as treasurer, March 

H. B. Whittier, salary as clerk and purchasing agent, ^ 

Ma ™ h 30 00 

A. Scoville, salary as messenger 2 00 00 

B L, Stafford, salary as mayor 

F H Remington, salary as inspector of buildings .... 100 uu 
W S Fentou, balance of salary as city attorney .... 

H F Field, salary as sinking fund commissioner ^ W> 

J N Woodrm, salary as sinking fund commissioner ... W 

N K Chaffee, salary as sinking fund commissioner. ... -5 00 



1 



CITY OF RUTLAND 69 

21US A, Scoville, salary as messenger 30 00 

21419 Hilma Anderson, assisting assessors 13 00 

21451 W. L. Davis, salary as treasurer, April 130 00 

21452 H. B. Whittier, salary as elerk and purchasing agent, 

April 125 00 

21453 A. Scoville, salary as messenger 30 00 

21454 Hilma Anderson, assisting assessors 12 00 

21495 A. Scoville, salary as messenger 30 00 

21496 Hilma Anderson, assisting assessors 12 00 

21534 W. L. Davis, salary as treasurer, May . . . .... 130 00 

21535 H. B. Whittier, salary as elerk and purchasing agent, 

May 1 125 00 

21536 A. Scoville, salary as messenger 30 00 

21537 Hiima Anderson, assisting assessors 12 00 

21551 J. B, Dyer, 59 days' services as assessor 177 00 

21552 F. A, McCarthy, 60 days ' services as assessor 180 00 

21553 H, B. Carpenter, 60 days ' services as assessor 180 00 

21574 A. Scoville, salary as messenger 30 00 

21575 Ellen M. Anderson, assisting assessors 10 00 

21614 W, E. Davis, salary as treasurer, June 130 00 

21615 H. B. Whittier, salary as clerk alid purchasing agent, 

June, and assisting assessors 200 00 

21616 A. Seoville, salary as messenger 30 00 

21647 Jake Heyman, auditing school accounts 7 50 

2164S George C. Cobb, auditing school accounts 7 50 

21649 Robert D. Smith, auditing school accounts 7 50 

21650 John L. Dupant, salary as messenger 20 00 

21651 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger 10 00 

21699 W. L. Davis, salary as treasurer, July 130 00 

21700 H. B. Whittier, salary as clerk and purchasing agent, 

July : 125 00 

21701 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger ■ 30 00 

21733 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger 30 00 

21763 W. L. Davis, salary as treasurer, August 130 00 

21764 H, B. WMttier, salary as clerk and purchasing agent, 

August 125 00 

21765 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger 30 00 

21802 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger 30 00 

21840 W. E. Davis, salary as treasurer, September 130 00 

21841 H. B. Whittier, salary as clerk and purchasing agent, 

September 125 00 

21842 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger 30 00 

21874 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger 30 00 



6 



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21917 W. L. Davis, salary as treasurer, October 130 00 

21918 H, B. Wliittier, salary as clerk and purchasing agent, 

October 125 00 

£1919 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger 30 00 

£1946 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger 30 00 

21975 ~W. Jj, Davis, salary as treasurer, November 130 00 

21976 H. B. Whittier, salary as clerk and purchasing agent, 

November 125 00 

21977 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger 30 00 

22005 Joseph Meeier, salary as messenger 30 00 

22054 W. L. Davis, salary as treasurer, December 130 00 

22055 H. B. "WTiittier, salary as clerk and purchasing agent, 

December 125 00 

2£056 Joseph Mecier, salary as messenger , 30 00 



$5,023 50 



HOSPITAL ACCOUNT 



£1232 Amount due on appropriation $875 00 

21392 Amount due on appropriation 875 00 

2162(3 Amount due on appropriation 875 00 

21843 Amount due on appropriation 875 00 



$3,500 00 



LIBRARY ACCOUNT 



21229 Amount due on appropriation $750 00 

21380 Amount due on appropriation 750 00 

21627 Amount due on appropriation 750 00 

21838 Amount due on appropriation 750 00 



$3,000 00 



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INTEREST ACCOUNT 



21231 Discount on temporary loan warrants Nos. 46 and 47 . . . $508 63 

21296 Discount on temporary loan warrant No. 48 318 75 

21297 Interest on bonds 350 00 

21352 Discount on temporary loan warrant No. 49 272 50 

214-20 Interest on refunding note . . . .• 100 00 

21421 Interest on bonds 8,180 00 

21455 Discount on temporary loan warrant No, 50 313 33 

21538 Interest on bonds 500 00 

21541 Discount on temporary loan warrants Nos. 51 and 52 . . . 232 55 

21702 Discount on temporary loan warrant No. 53 198 50 

21803 Interest on bonds 350 00 

21876 Interest on bonds 8,180 00 

21877 Interest on refunding note 100 00 

21945 Interest on bonds 500 00 



$20,104 28 



SINKING FUND ACCOUNT 



21943 Appropriation $8,000 00 



TEMPORARY LOAN WARRANT ACCOUNT 



21875 Temporary loan warrants, Nos 46-53 inclusive $110,000 00 



LIQUOR ACCOUNT 

21554 State of Vermont, license fees $10,000 00 



ANNUAL KEPORT 

CITY COURT ACCOUNT 



21337 Amount returned on police .pay roll $4 40 

21273 Mrs. A, F. Chaffee, meals for prisoners , 10 50 

21274 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 2 72 

21301 Amount returned on police pay roll g 85 

21327 James J. Fay, binders and record sheets . 16 82 

21328 Mrs. A. F. Chaffee, meals for prisoners 12 60 

21339 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 2 38 

21357 Amount returned on poliee pay roll 3 70 

21393 Mrs. A. E. Chaffee, meals for prisoners 12 00 

21394 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 4 76 

21402 The Tuttlo Company, envelopes, etc 3 75 

21426 Amount returned on police pay roll . . . 9 75 

21462 Mrs, A. F. Chaffee, meals for prisoners 720 

21947 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 1 70 

21500 Amount returned on police pay roll 19 20 

21542 Mrs, A, F. Chaffee, meals for prisoners 1680 

21543 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 4 76 

21576 Goodwin's Laundry, laundry work 55 

21578 Amount returned on police pay roll 16 00 

21617 Mrs. A. F. Chaffee, meals for prisoners 13 50 

21618 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 4 42 

21661 Amount returned on police pay roll 14 80 

21703 Mrs. A. F, Chaffee, meals for prisoners 12 30 

21704 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 2 04 

21737 Amount returned on police pay roll 36 25 

21766 Mrs, A, F, Chaffee, meals for prisoners 1860 

21767 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 9 56 

21307 Amount returned on poliee pay roll 12 10 

21848 Mrs. A. F. Chaffee, meals for prisoners 10 50 

21849 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 1 02 

21886 Amount returned on poliee pay roll 29 40 

21921 Mrs. A. F. Chaffee, meals for prisoners 21 00 

21922 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 2 72 

21930 P. R. Candlish, setting glass , , 1 35 

21947 Rutland Mfg. Co., glass 2 13 

£1951 Amount returned on poliee pay roll 3 70 

21963 W. C. Landon & Co., paint, brush, etc 47 



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21985 Mrs. A. F. Chaffee, meals for prisoners .... „ m 

21986 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees 1 Z 
22009 Amount returned on police pav roll ,« Z 

22057 Mrs. A. F. Chaffee, meals for primers' 'S. 2 S 

22058 Vermont House of Correction, commitment fees ".'.[ [ ] [ J j 



$397 51 



LIST OF LrViPLOYLn.S ON PaY ROLLS 
RECEIVING $300.00 OR MORE 
DURING ihE YEAR 



STREET, SEWER AND WATER DEPARTMENTS. 
"Walter F. Wands . . 

T. W. Earle ',' $900 00 

Edward Hinckley **] 300 00 

John Howard 1)133 75 

•D. A, Barker 978 Gl 

W. L. Williams 710 S4 
3*0* Erohan .'.[['.', 720 00 

M. McLaughlin '° 6 02 

Thos. P. Mulhern . * " 6o4 3S 

John Moriarity ... 63d 11 

J. McLaughlin ... 590 41 

Jas. Healey 571 80 

P C. Gamor 523 65 

J. E. Creed ' 494 43 

T. Wallett . . ' 495 00 

f M.L. Gleason 4(3800 

M, AeMey ... 426 81 
Thos. Callahan . . \ 402 89 

A. H. Pratt ,\Z7. ™ ^ 

John LaMountain " 36o 83 

T. O'Leary .. 365 73 

F.Clark.. 357 38 
354 00 



ANNUAL REPORT 

74 

351 31 

Thomas Cline 347 63 

Deirnis O 'Shea , 307 21 

James Flaherty 31(5 33 

No. 38 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

$408 33 

B. S. Hyland 724 00 

P. H. Conlin 721 00 

Martin Kennedy " ' " 720 00 

Timothy Dwyer ' " ' ' ' 718 00 

S. C. Warren 714 00 

T. C. ElwoTth 71g oO 

B. A. Barrett ' 348 50 

T. C. Canty ' ' [ 1 50 

*D. A. Barker, haeks 3 00 

' *M. L. Gleason, haeks 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

$499 92 

J. C. Dunn " ' " ' , 954 96 

O. R. Packard * V 915 12 

J, P. Reedy ' , , . 814 08 

A. A. Coureelle 804 08 

A. H. Koltonski 755 OS 

J. W. Cline ' " " ' 754 08 

J. H. Sheridan ***** 754 08 

It. H. Leonard ■ 672 52 

E. C. Mabury 571 61 

L. E. Pollard 322 58 

W. J. Coureelle ' " ' I'gg 52 

*W. E. Wands 



CITY OP RUTLAND 



STATE AND COUNTY TAXES, ETC. 



Amount of State and County taxes, and Agricultural Ex- 
tension appropriation ; expenses of elections, grand list, and 
health department, compiled from the foregoing detailed state- 
ment : 

STATE AND COUNTY TAXES, 

State tax $5,528 13 

State sehool tax 11,028 87 

State highway tax 5,514 44 

County tax 827 17 

County agricultural extension appropriation 390 85 



$23,289 46 

ANNUAL CITY ELECTION. 

Election officers $220 00 

Polling places 55 00 

Preparing polling places 23 00 

Lights f ot polling places " 5 00 

Cheek lists 90 60 

Ballots and cards . 61 47 

Publishing warning and result of election 13 30 

Car to polling places .3 00 



$471 37 

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION. 

Election officers $186 00 

Polling places 25 00 

Preparing polling places 18 00 

Lights for polling places 5 00 

Car to polling places 3 00 



$237 00 



76 



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STATE PRIMARY ELECTION. 

Election officers $200 00 

Polling places- 25 00 

PrepafSng polling places 19 00 

Lights for polling places o 00 

Cheek lists 102 51 

Ballots and cards . 15 00 

Car to polling places ■ 3 00 



$369 51 

PRESIDENTIAL AND STATE ELECTION. 

Election officers $343 00 

Polling places ■ 2 5 00 

Preparing polling places 22 00 

Lights f ot polling places 5 00 

Ballots and cards 40 30 

Car to polling places 3 00 



$438 30 

GRAND LIST. 

Assessors' salaries $537 00 

Clerks' salaries 134 00 

Canvassers' fees 80 52 

Teams 39 00 

Stamps and postals 24 00 

Printing", etc 1& 75 

Sundries ^ ^ 



$835 28 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Placarding houses $510 00 

Disinfecting 142 00 

Disinfecting material 216 00 

Inspections 233 00 

Plumbing inspections 61 00 

Printing, placards and sundries 13 19 

"Water inspection, postage, express, etc 79 91 

Filing birth and death certificates 144 75 

Filing burial permits • ■ to 00 

Registration fees 112 65 



$1,584 50 



List of Bills Approved 

BY THE 

Board of School Commissioners 

And Paid by the City Treasurer 
January 1, 1916, to December 31, 1916 



Amount 

1746 Pay roll No. 6 (E), January 3rd $3,595' 91 $3,595 91 

Miscellaneous bills 1,457 72 

1747. Adams, B. A., repairs , 8 36 

174S Bingham, E. C, repairs 352 25 

1749 Brown & Co., Geo., supplies 3 71 

1750 Chaffee Lumber Co., supplies 6 39 

1751 Chalmers, Geo, E., text books 112 40 

1752 Co an, Charles V. H., sundries 5 04 

1753 Duffy, P. H., rent 10 00 

1754 Duffy, Hugh, fuel 177 79 

1755 Gebhardt, Dr. F. H., sundries 4 00 

1756 Heath & Co., D. C,, text books , 1 23 

1757 Keyes & Co., E. D., supplies * g qq 

1758 Landon & Co., W. C, repairs, $11.25; supplies, $1.75... . 13 00 

1759 Lees, Marion G., sundries 3 gg 

1760 Locko, D. B., sundries 30 40 

1761 McLaughlin, M. H., repairs 406 60 

1762 Novak Printing Co., A. J., printing and advertising '. 1 50 

1763 Patch, W. E., repairs, $71.92 jj fuel, $40.25 ' 112 17 

1764 Iteed Electric Co., A. 8., repairs , 4 98 

1765 Remington Typewriter Co., supplies 60 00 

1766 Ross-Huntress Co., supplies 6 57 

1767 Rutland News Co., advertising , . 2 20 

1768 Rutland Railway Light & Power Co., lights and power. . . 32 55 

1769 Sawyer & Co., H. A., supplies 2 00 

1770 Smith & Co., L. C, supplies 27 50 

1771 Spencer & Canty, sundries 1 00 

1772 The Tnttle Co., printing, $12.00; supplies, $39.60; text 

books, $12.00 63 60 



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1773 Pay roll No. 7 $4,974 79 1,974 79 

Miscellaneous bills 1,337 88 

1774 American Book Co., text books 12 00 

1775 Babb & Co., Edward E., supplies 273 59 

1776 Badlam, G, E. L., supplies 12 20 

1777 Burlington Venetian Blind Co., supplies 171 22 

1778 Chalmers, Geo. E., supplies 38 87 

1779 Duffy, F. H., rent 10 00 

1780 Dunn Brothers, supplies 2 57 

1781 Educational Press Co., sundries 2 60 

17S2 Eitapence, James H., repairs 4 75 

1783 Gilson, T. 8., fuel 19 68 

1784 Goodwin Laundry, sundries 5 86 

17S5 Gould, G. E., sundries 5 25 

1786 Hamniett, J. L., supplies 21 79 

1787 Hayw&rd, Belle W., sundries 1 13 

1788 Heath & Co., D. C, text books 23 96 

1789 Houghton, Mifflin Co., text books 1 07 

1790 Hubbard, A. J,, repairs 6 00 

1791 Landon & Co., W. C, repairs, $25.11; supplies, $57.17.. 82 28 

1792 Marsden Electric Co., repairs 1 00 

1793 Merriams, supplies , 1 80 

1794 Milton Bradley Co., supplies 20 75 

1795 Morris, W. E., sundries 25 05 

1796 Murdick-Durkee Co,, supplies 8 84 

1797 Neostyle Co., supplies 5 08 

1798 New England Tel & Tel Co., sundries , 10 56 

1799 Novak Printing Co., A. J., printing 1 75 

1800 Parker, Homy S., repairs 2 75 

1801 Eand, MeNally & Co., supplies ■ 5 60 

1802 Peed Electric Co., A. S., repairs 9 83 

1803 Royal Typewriter Co., supplies 35 00 

1804 Rutland Railway, Light & Power Co., light and power... 86 40 

1805 Rutland, Town of, sundries 30 00 

1806 Sawyer & Co., H. A., supplies 45 25 

1807 Scribner's Sons, Charles, text books 13 00 

1808 Spencer & Canty, supplies 22 80 

1809 Standard Supply Co., supplies 5 75 

1810 Thomas, Isaac, sundries 23 96 

1811 Tuttle Co., The, supplies, $31.78; text books, $254,11 285 89 

1812 "Waite, G. Burr, repairs 2 00 

1813 Pay roll No. 8 $4,863 32 4,863 32 

Miscellaneous bills 465 90 



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79 



1814 Badlam, G. E, L., supplies 3 22 

1815 Brehmer, Phil H,, repairs 300 

1816 Dunn Brothers, supplies j 50 

1817 Duffy, E. H,, rent [[[[ 10 00 

1818 Duffy, Hughj fuel 132 81 

1819 Emery, A, W., supplies x 10 

1820 Eitapence, James H,, repairs , 3 30 

1821 Fay, James J., supplies ■. 9 go 

1822 Ginn & Co., text books ! 50 

1823 Goodwin Laundry, sundries 2 78 

1824 Heath ft Co., D. C, text books 3 26 

1S25 Houghton, Mifflin Co., text books 1 07 

1826 Keyes & Co., E, D., supplies 4 30 

1827 Knott Apparatus Co., L. E, f supplies 707 

1828 Merrill & Co., Charles E., text books 15 50 

1829 Murdick-Durkee Co,, supplies 3 50 

1830 New England Tel & Tel Co., sundries 5 46 

1831 Rand, MeNally & Co., 2 bills 44 89 

1832 Reed Electric Co., A. S„ repairs 1 10 

1833 Royal Typewriter Co., supplies 100 00 

1S34 Rutland Railway, Light & Power Co., light and power. , . 36 63 

1835 Sawyer & Co., H. A., supplies 3 qo 

1836 Shelvey & McLaughlin, repairs 28 09 

3837 Thompson, Brown & Co., text books 3 19 

1838 Tuttle Co., The, supplies 32 S7 

1839 Bingham, E. C, repairs 7 20 

1840 Pay roll No. 9 (A) $4,395 47 4,395 47 

1841 Pay roll No. 9 (B) 442 58 442 58 

Miscellaneous bills 1,217 30 

1842 Adams, B. A., repairs 2 56 

1843 Allyn & Bacon, text books 5 12 

1844 Amsden, H. A., sundries 3 42 

1845 Babb, Edward E., supplies , q 76 

1846 Bingham, E. C., repairs 490 00 

1847 Carpenter, H. O., Trustee, rent 90 00 

1848 Combination Cash Store Co., supplies ■. . 1 09 

1849 Duffy, F. H,, rent 10 00 

1850 Duffy, Hugh, fuel 363 35 

1851 Ginn & Co., text books 10 27 

1852 Goodwin Laundry, sundries , 2 03 

1853 Holt & Co., Henry, text books 1 77 

1854 Landon & Co., W. C, supplies 2 46 

1856 Locke, D. B., sundries 17 43 



i 



SO ANNUAL REPORT 

1857 Lyons & AlTlft^HP text books 3 59 

1858 Maemillan Co., text books 1 19 

1859 Morris, W. E., sundries 8 54 

1860 New England Tel. & Tel Co., sundries 5 22 

1861 Novak Printing Co., A. J., printing 20 10 

18g2 Novak, Harry J., supplies 20 13 

1863 Readsboro Chair Co., supplies 00 

1884 Richnrds-Wilcox, supplies 9 00 

1865 Rutland, Town of, sundries 13 50 

1866 Shelvey & McLaughlin, repairs 2 30 

1867 Tuttle Co., The, printing, $62.85; supplies, $1.05; text 

books, $12.47 76 37 

1868 Tyrrell, Mny P., sundries 2 42 

1869 Oonsidine, Chas., sundries 15 75 

1870 "Oread," Geo. Pease, Mgr., printing and advertising.. 18 00 
1855 McLaughlin, M. H., repairs 8 93 

1871 Thomas, Isaac, sundries 50 00 

1872 Pay roll No. 10 $4,897 40 4,897 40 

Miscellaneous bills 472 41 

1873 Adams, B, A., repairs 3 85 

1874 Arasden, H. A., repairs 1 10 

1R75 Badlam, G. E. L., supplies 2 40 

1S76 Barker, D. A., sundries 2 00 

1877 Billings & Davis, supplies 21 11 

1878 Brehmer, L. F», sundries 1 00 

1879 Bridges, Raymond O, sundries 1 50 00 

1880 Burlington Yenetian Blind Co., supplies 62 83 

1881 Chaffee Lumber Co., repairs 4 43 

1882 Chalmers, Goo. E., supplies 7 00 

1883 Duffy, P. H., rent ' 10 00 

1884 Duffy, Hugh, fuel 70 95 

1885 Heath &■ Co., D. C, text books 5 04 

1886 Hubbard, A. J., repairs , 8 35 

1887 Landon & Co., W. C, repairs, $2.60; supplies, $11.72... 14 32 

1888 LeClair, W. O., sundries 2 50 

1889 Maemillan Co., The, text books 127 

1890 Mairs, A. R,, repairs 2 75 

1891 McClallen & Co., E. G, supplies 4 50 

1892 McLaughlin, M. H., repairs 20 00 

1893 Metzger Brothers, supplies 3 50 

18P4 Murdiek-Durkee Co., supplies 1 98 

1805 Novak Printing Co., A. J., printing 4 50 

1896 Reed Electric Co., A. S., repairs 5 15 



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81 



1S97 Ross-Huntress Co., supplies 2 8g 

1898 Rutland Machine & Auto Co., supplies 17 65 

1890 Rutland Railway, Light & Power Co., light and power." .' ' ai 61 

1900 Rutland Teachers' Association, sundries 75 00 

10 01 Sawyer & Co., H. A., supplies ' 5 - Q 

1902 Silver, Burdett & Co., supplies 4 93 

1003 Thomas, Isaac, sundries , , ^ M 

1004 Tuttle Co., The, suppHes ■ ...',].] ... 17 60 

1905 Williams, Fannie A., sundries a „« 

1906 Pay roll No. 11 . . [ " [ \ ] [ ' ^ g 

Miscellaneous bills _ 67778 

1907 Atkinson-Mentzger & Co., supplies ri 75 

1908 Badlam, G. E. L., supplies . . . . . s 59 

1909 Bingham, E, C, repairs '[ " " n 4 ^ 

1910 Brehmer, Phil H., repairs 4 

1911 Chaffee Lumber Co., repairs 22 82 

1912 Clifford Brothers, sundries 1 (SO 

1913 Current Events, sundries „ . 1fl 

1914 Duffy, P. H., rent [[ " 2 

1915 Duffy, Hugh, fuel ...^.J'/Z Z 37 

1B18 Dunn Brothers, repairs 153 IS 

1917 Eitapence, James H,, repairs °\ 80 

1918 Gebhardt, P. H, sundries g u0 

1919 Goodwin Laundry, sundries g 4g 

1920 Harrison, J, J, repairs ? og 

1921 Heath & Co., D. C, text books ..'..........[" 3 g 5 

1922 Holmes Iron Co., repairs s in 

1923 Howard, John, repairs 14 < kj 

1924 Kelley, William D, repairs '.'.'........'....'.[. 5 m 

1925 Knott Apparatus Co., L. E., supplies ... " 97 17 

1926 Landon & Co, W. C, repairs, $11.97; supplies, $2.60..; U 57 
192 1 _ Lees, Marion G, sundries s S(j 

1928 Locke, D. B., sundries ]5 5n 

1929 Mecier, D. O, Jr., repairs ..-...'........".[...' • 16 88 

1930 Metzger Brothers, supplies " 4 m 

1931 Morris, W. E., sundries . . . . . . $ m 

1932 Murdiek-Durkee Co, supplies s 00 

1933 Murray Printing Co, printing supplies .... g 50 

1934 New England Tel. & Tel. Co, sundries 2297 

1935 Parker, Henry ft, repairs, ,$1.29; sundries, $0.75 ' Z uj 

1936 Eoss-Huntress Co., supplies 10 

1937 Rutland Railway, Light & Power Co, light and power! '. 59 "in 

1938 Rutland, Town of, sundries lg 00 

m 



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1939 Sargent, Willis H., sundries 7 50 

1940 Seward, H, E., Jr., repairs . . ... 1 00 

1941 Spencer & Canty, repairs 11 SO 

1942 Stems & Co., Charles, supplies 1 05 

1943 Thomas, Isaac, sundries 5 72 

1944 Tuttle Co., The, supplies, $3.50; text books, $2,66 11 16 

1945 Tyrrell, May P., sundries 1 15 

1946 White-Smith Publishing Co., sundries 7 37 

194J. Nelson, Christine L., salary 85 00 

1948 Pay roll No. 12 (A) ,' $4,312 38 4,312 38 

1949 Tliomas, Isaac, sundries 45 00 

1950 Pay roll No. 12 (B) $484 08 484 08 

Miscellaneous bills 258 80 

1951 Badtam, G. E. L. f supplies 2 78 

1952 Begor, Mrs. Joseph, supplies 2 00 

1953 Duffy, P. H., rent 10 00 

1954 Gebhardt, E. H,, sundries 4 00 

1955 Harrison, E., repairs 1 85 

1956 Hay ward, Belle W., sundries 1 48 

1957 Herald, The, printing and advertising 5 40 

1958 Hillegas, Milo B., sundries 25 00 

1959 Hostler, Henry J., repairs 2 95 

1960 Hubbard, A. J., repairs 3 00 

19(3] Landon & Co., W. C, repairs, $14.63; supplies, $9.43 24 06 

1962 Locke, D. B., sundries 68 67 

1963 Marsdcn Electric Co., repairs 1 SO 

1964 Morris, W. E., sundries 2 70 

1965 Neostyle Co., supplies , 3 07 

1966 New England Tel. & Tel Co., sundries 5 21 

1967 Newton, Nellie H., sundries .- 3 50 

1968 Novak Printing Co., A. J., printing 8 75 

1969 Rutland, City of, sundries 7 20 

1970 Rutland News, printing g 00 

1971 Shelvey & McLaughlin, repairs , 100 

1972 Shrine Theatre, Roger S. Pike, Mgr., sundries 25 00 

1973 Spafford, Bernice H., sundries 1 43 

1974 Ten-ill & Son, Samuel, repairs I 75 

1975 Tuttle Co., The, printing, $6.50 j supplies, $5.10 11 60 

1976 Bingham, E. C, repairs 28 90 

1977 Pay roll No. 1 $ 781 og 781 os 

Miscellaneous bills 2,652 51 

1979 Amsden, Harrie A., sundries , 2 25 

1980 Void 



CITY OF RUTLAND S3 

1981 Abraham & Eafferty, fuel » 2,142 66 

1982 Billings & Davis, supplies 11 98 

1983 Cahee House Furnishing Co., sundries 1 25 

1984 Chaffee Lumber Co., repairs 8 91 

1985 Coan, C. T. H., supplies ., ... 1 CO 

1986 Combination Cash Store Co., supplies 6 07 

19S7 Connolly, James, supplies ' 150 

1988 Duffy, P. H., rent 10 00 

1989 Dunn Brothers, repairs 3 75 f 

1990 " Howe 's, ' ■ supplies - 1 40 

1991 Landon & Co., W. O, repairs i 29 51 

1992 MeKirryher & Granger, repairs 251 53 

1993 Meeier, Jr., D. O., repairs 11 87 

1994 New England Tel. & Tel. Co., sundries 8 06 

1995 Nichols -Chapman Hardware Co., supplies 3 25 

1996 Rutland Railway, Light & Power Co., light and power ... 44 04 

1997 Sawyer & Co., H. A,, supplies 3 88 

1998 Spencer & Canty, supplies 79 00 

1999 Void 

2000 Void 

2001 Underwood Typewriter Co., supplies 30 00 

2008 Gokey, George, repairs 305 00 

2011 Pay roll No. 2 $609 58 609 58 

Miscellaneous bills 1,790 04 

2012 Abbott, E. S., sundries 10 46 

2013 Abraham & Eafferty, fuel 952 16 

2014 Billings & Da™, Tepairs 43 25 

2015 Bun-, TV. E., repairs 7 00 

2016 Choate Seating Co., TV. A., repairs 9 25 

2017 Creed, J. E., repairs 35 50 

2018 Curtis & Son, Samuel P., repairs 3 10 

2019 Duffy, P. H., rent 10 00 

2020 Dunn Brothers, supplies 3 25 

2021 Eitapence, James H,, repairs 21 10 

2022 Engrem, A. B., repairs 8 00 

2023 Gilrain, P., repairs t 7 80 

2024 Hubbard, A. J., repairs 18 00 

2025 Kerrigan, William, repairs 90 62 

2026 Landon & Co., W. C, repairs 5 54 

2027 MeeieT, Jr., D. O,, repairs (2 bills) 52 01 

2028 National Express Co., sundries 8 38 

2029 Novak Printing Co., A. J., printing and advertising 1 50 

2030 Reed Electric Co., A. S., repairs 82 70 



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84 ANNUAL REPORT 



2031 Shelvey & McLaughlin, repairs 45 62 

2032 Standard Oil Co. of New York, supplies 24 88 

2033 State Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Insurance ........... 349 92 

2046 Pay roll No. 3 $4,868 25 4,868 25 

Miscellaneous bills 1,709 43 

2045 Abraham & Rafferty, fuel 11 70 

2044 Atkinson, Mentzer & Co., test books 22 95 

2045 Babb & Co., Edward E., supplies Ill 21 

^049 Billings & Davis, supplies 41 69 

2050 Birchard & Co., C. C, text books 6 11 

2051 Burlington Venetian Bliud Co., supplies 249 70 

2052 Chalmers, Goo. E., supplies 54 75 

2053 Connolly, James, supplies 4 50 

2054 Costello, Charles B,. sundries 100 00 

2055 Cutler, C. H., supplies 5 00 

2056 Emerson College Pub. Dept., tert books 8 56 

2057 Ettapcnee, James II., supplies 4 00 

2058 Gebhardt, F. H., sundries 4 00 

2059 Keyes & Co., E. D., supplies 4 30 

2060 Landon & Co., W. C, repairs, $34.90; supplies, $42.21... 77 11 

2061 LeClair, W, O. and Geo. Gokoy, repairs 3 75 

2062 Little, Brown & Co., text books 5 00 

2063 Lyons & Carnahan, text books 7 77 

2064 Milton, Bradley Co., supplies 90 07 

2065 Morris, "W. E., supplies, $26.83; sundries, $28,85 55 68 

2066 New England Tel. & Tel. Co., sundries 8 03 

2067 Novak Printing Co., A. J., supplies 16 61 

2068 Prang Co., The, supplies 26 75 

2069 Quigley, Mary V., supplies 100 

2070 Rand, McNally & Co., text books . 19 92 

2071 Rice, P. W., sundries 21 00 

2072 Rutland Railway, Light & Power Co., light and power ... 32 S3 

2073 Sawyer & Co., H. A., supplies 25 75 

2074 Tuttle Co., The, supplies 83 95 

2075 Williams, Fannie A., sundries 2 55 

2076 Adams, B. A., repairs 196 94 

2077 Duffy, F. H, rent 13 47 

2078 Harrison, W. E., repairs 183 90 

2079 Hubbard, A. J., repairs 28 00 

2080 Herald, The, advertising , 4 00 

2081 Mecier, Jr., D. O., repairs 1 75 

2 OSS Novak Printing Co., A, J., printing and advertising 9 75 

2083 Reed Electric Co,, A. S., repairs 125 00 



CITY OF RUTLAND 85 

20S4 Rutland Mfg, Co., repairs 1 20 

2085 Rutland News Co., printing and advertising 413 

2086 Spencer & Canty, repairs, $30,05; supplies, $5.00 35 05 

2104 Pay roll No. 4 $5,055 27 5,055 27 

Miscellaneous bills 1,182 54 

2106 Abraham & Rafferty, fuel 21 05 

2107 Appletoa & Co., D,, text books 7 29 

2108 Babb, & Co., Edward E., text books ■ 30 30 

2109 Badlam, Q. E. L., supplies 8 98 

2110 Billings & Davis, supplies 4 40 

2111 Bingham, E. C, repairs 9 98 

2112 Chalmers, Geo. E., supplies, $41.70 ; text books, $25.52 . . 67 22 

2113 City of Rutland, sundries 13 05 

2114 Dodge, the Printer, printing and advertising 17 50 

2115 Duffy, F. H., rent 10 00 

2116 Duffy, Hugh, fuel 11 30 

2117 Gebhardt, F. H., sundries 8 00 

2118 Goodwin Laundry, sundries 552 

2119 Heath & Co., D. C, text books 157 57 

2120 Heyman, Jake, insurance 99 66 

2121 Holt & Co., Henry, text books 41 67 

2122 Houghton, Mifflin Co., text, books 20 64 

2123 Keyes ft Co., E. D., supplies , 4 00 

2124 Knott Apparatus Co., L. E., supplies . 89 76 

2125 Landon & Co., W. C, repairs, $13.54; supplies, $65.59. .. 79 13 

2126 Loekc, D. B., sundries 39 04 

2127 Mcintosh, D. C, text books 26 4] 

2128 Merrill Co., Charles E., text books ±9 08 

2129 Milton, Bradley Co., supplies 19 04 

21 30 Morse, J. J,, sundries 3 75 

2131 Murdick-Durkee Co., supplies 3 18 

2132 Noo style Co., supplies 3 07 

2133 New England Tel. & Tel. Co., sundries 13 43 

2134 Novak Printing Co., A. J., printing and advertising .... 33 65 

2135 Parker, Henry S,, repairs, 55c; supplies, $5.50 6 05 

2136 Phonographic Institute Co., text books 15 01 

2137 Quigley, Mary V., supplies . . . 9 38 

2138 Ross-Huntress Co,, supplies 16 04 

2139 Rutland Railway, Light & Power Co., light and power, . . 73 2S 

2140 Sanborn & Co., Benj. H., text books 17 20 

2141 Sawyer & Co., H. A., supplies 9 43 

2142 Scott, W. W,, repairs ' 9 00 

2143 Silver, Burdett & Co., text books 106 06 



86 ANNUAL REPORT 

2144 Spencer & Canty, repairs 

£115 Stems Co., Charles, supplies 9 0a 

2146 Thompson, Brown &■ Co., text books 10 99 

2147 Turtle Co., The, supplies . , 28 80 

2148 Woolwortb Co., F. W., supplies 1 55 

2157 Pay roll No. 5 $4,974 97 4,974 97 

Miscellaneous bills . . ,: ' 87S 23 

2158 Allyn Sc Bacon, text books 94 09 

2159 Amsden, H. A., sundries 110 

2160 Bahb & Co., Edward E., supplies 93 84 

2161 Combination Cash Store Co., supplies 4 20 

2162 Danby, Town of, sundries 6 00 

2163 Bodge, the Printer, printing and advertising 1711 

2164 Duffy, F. H., rent 15 00 

2165 Duffy, Hugh, fuel 25 75 

2166 Dunn Brothess, supplies 1 70 

2167 Dunn & Co., John, supplies 8 21 

2168 Eitapence, James H., repairs • • ■ ■ 3 61 

2169 (Jinn & Co., text books 112 19 

2170 Hammett Co., J. L., supplies 12 00 

2171 Harrison, Edward, repairs 3 60 

2172 Heath & Co., D. C, text books 1 39 

2173 Landon & Co., W. C, repairs, $10.78; supplies $9.15 19 93 

2174 Lyons & Caruahan, text books 2 34 

2175 Macmillan Co., The, text books 81 70 

2176 Marsden Electric Co., repairs 2 10 

2177 McLaughlin, M. H., repairs (2 bills) 163 82 

2178 MetzgeT Brothers, supplies 5 95 

2179 Morris, W. E., sundries 12 70 

21 SO Murclick-Durkee Co., supplies 3 25 

2181 New England Tel. & Tel. Co., sundries 8 54 

2182 Novak, Harry J., supplies 9 86 

2183 Novak Printing Co., A. J., supplies 2 75 

2184 O'Brien, Harold I., sundries 3 61 

2185 Palmer Co., A. N., text books 8 21 

21 R6 Patdi Mfg. Co., F. E„ repairs 2 44 

, 2J87 Ross-Huntress Co., supplies 3 43 

2188 Sawyer & Co., H. A., supplies 19 43 

2189 Scribner 's Sons, Charles, text books 9116 

2190 Silver, Burdett & Co., text books 9 04 

2191 Stems & Co., Charles, supplies 7 06 

2192 Tuttle Co., The, supplies 21 12 

2202 Pay roll No. 6 (A) $2,457 56 2,457 50 



CITY OF RUTLAND 87 

Miscellaneous bills 470 54 

2203 American Book Co., text books 314 33 

2204 Danby, Town of, sundries 6 00 

2205 Ginn & Co., text books 7 34 

2206 Heath & Co., D. C, text books 9 13 

2207 Howley Brothers, sundries 3 50 

2208 Howley, Mrs. J. E., text books 17 31 

2209 Locke, D. B., sundries 51 82 

2210 Palmer Co., The, text books 1 80 

2211 Rutland Railway, Light & Power Co., light and power. , 49 31 

2212 "Winters, Lawrence, sundries 10 00 



List of Bills Approved by the Board of School 
Commissioners Under Bond Issue for 
Improvements 

HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING 



2002 Chaffee Lumber Co., $223 95 

2003 Green Mountain Marble Co., 32 00 

2004 Landon & Co., W. C 182 49 

2005 Mecier, Jr., D, 419 58 

2006 Rutland Mfg. Co. ■ 55 25 

2007 Seaver, Mrs. Norman 20 00 

1978 McLaughlin, M. H , 3,000 00 

2009 Mecier, Jr., D. O. 225 45 

2010 McLaughlin, M. H 500 00 

2034 Amsden, H. A 70 50 

2035 Chaffee Lumber Co 346 59 

2036 Landon & Co., W. C. (2 bills) 87 25 

2037 Mecier, Jr., D. 488 46 

2040 McLaughlin, M. H. 1,500 00 

2042 MeLaughlin, H. H 1,000 00 

2043 LeClair, W. O., & Geo, Gokey 1,194 75 

2047 Standard Electric Time Co 152 00 

2087 American Seating Go 575 00 

2088 Chaffee Lumber Co 145 81 

2089 Delaware & Hudson Co. 32 01 

2090 Gokey, George , 37 25 

2091 Landon & Co., W, C 8 09 

2092 Lee, Walter 6 00 

2093 Mecier, Jr., D. O. , .■ 431 45 



ss 



ANNUAL REPORT 



2091 Spencer & Canty 201 52 

2095 Sullivan, Arthur g qq 

2096 Vermont Alarble Co SO 00 

2097 Hostler, Henry . 80 00 

2095 Kimball & Co., Richard D \ 120 00 

2099 McCarthy, Florence A 30 47 

2100 McLaughlin, M. H. (2 bills) , 573 67 

2149 Chaffee Lumber Co .' " ' 38 25 

2150 Dunn Brothers 3 60 

2151 Landon & Co., W. C , 32 oa 

2152 Meeier, Jr., D. O lb'0 54 

2153 Reed Electrio Co., A. S 474 90 

2154 Jutland Mfg. Co. ' 3 2 5 

2155 Spencer & Canty , 5 g 

2156 Standard Electric Time Co 26 30 

2193 Gardner, G. W 10 00 

2194 Holmes Iron Co @14 74 

2195 Landon & Co., W, C .". 3 i5 

2196 McCarthy, P. A .1 . . . 1 yl 

2197 Noyes, C. G l 3 g m 

2198 Mclaughlin, M. H []] 1)644 G3 



$14,989 80 



List of Bills Approved by the Board of School 
Commissioners Under Bond Issue for 
Improvements 

LINCOLN SCHOOL BUILDING 



2038 Bingham, E, C ^ 00 00 

2039 Remington, P. H 25 00 

2041 Noyes, C. G 500 00 

2101 Holmes Iron Co 190 

2102 Bingham, E. C 900 00 

2103 Noyes, C. G. 750 00 

2105 Murphy, Burt . 2 33 86 

2399 Bingham, E. C "***] 898 07 

2200 Maraden Electric Co ] 63 45 

2201 Noyes, C. G. "* g 38 S9 



$5,000 00 



Report of the Sinking Fund 
Commissioners 



January 1, 1917. 
To the Honorable Council of ilie City of Rutland: — 

The following statement shows the condition of the Sink- 
ing Fund of the City of Rutland on this day and the trans- 
actions for the year 1916. 



Water General Total 





$65,328 


03 


$188,866 


61 


$254,194 


64 




2,794 


21 


8,078 


21 


10,872 


42 




118 


22 


341 


78 


460 


00 


City of Rutland payment to Sinking 
















3,225 


00 


8,000 


00 


11,225 


00 




$71,465 


46 


$205,286 


60 


$276,752 


06 


Paid aecrued interest on bonds bought $52 


06 


$150 


49 


$202 


55 




57 


S3 


167 


17 


225 


00 




1 


00 


2 


90 


3 


90 




71,354 


57 


204,966 


04 


276,320 


61 




$71,465 


46 


$205,286 


60 


$276,752 


06 



LIST OP SECURITIES. 



City of Rutland bonds and notes $135,000 00 

City of San Diego, Cal., bonds 33 . 000 00 

King County, Washington, bonda - 20,000 00 

N. Y. C. R. R. Co., Con. 4% ■ 30 > 000 00 

Louisville & Nashville E. R. bonds ■ 5,000 00 



80 



ANNUAL fiEPORT 



Rutland Railroad bonds * 11,000 00 

Rutland Canadian R. R, bonds 1,000 00 

Bennington & Rutland R. R. bonds 6,000 00 

Pacific Tel. &■ Tel. Co,, bonds , . , 10,000 00 

Southern Bell Tel. & Tel. bonds 1-1,000 00 

City and County of San Francisco bonds 5,000 00 

B. & O. R. R. Con. 4i% ! 5,000 00 

Am. Tel. & Tel, Col. Trust 5% 10,500 00 

Cash in bank 5,820 61 



$276,320 61 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY P. FIELD, 
JOHN N. WOODFIN, 

NEWMAN K. OHAFFEE, 
Commissioners of Sinking Fund. 



Report of the Commissioner 
of Public Works 



To the Honorable City Council: — 

Gentlemen : — The following is a report of the work done by 
this Department during the Year of 1916: — 

In addition to the regular work of cleaning up streets, filling 
(small holes and scraping, the streets were oiled, most of them 
twice, and the following tables will show the work done and the 
cost of same. 

RECORD OP IMPROVED STREETS. 

Feet Miles Miles 



Earth roadway December St, 1915 


158,592 


30 


.03 




619 




.12 




157,793 


29.91 


Macadam roadway December 31, 1915 .... 


98,842 


18 


.73 




619 • 




.12 


Macadam roadway December 31, 1916 .... 


99,401 


18 


.85 


Tar concrete roadway December 31, 1915. . 


2,238 




.42 


Tar concrete paved with brick in 1916 .... 


378 




.07 


Tar concrete roadway December 31, 1910.. 


1,860 




.35 


Brick pavement December 31, 1915 


7SS 




.15 


Tar concrete re-paved with brick in 1916. . 


378 




.07 



1,166 ,22 .22 



Total miles exclusive of pent roads 



49.33 



92 



ANNUAL REPORT 



GEAVEL HO ADS CONSTRUCTED IN 1916. 

Distance Width Coat per 

feet feet Cost sq. vard 

Lincoln Boulevard 1,121 14 $187 40 $0,107 

MACADAM EOADS, 

Distance Width Number 

feet feet loads Cost 

Forest Street from Eiver Street south 619 23 69 $291 04 

Woodst'k Ave. from Main St. to Deer St. 1,700 24 326 2,406 75 



2,310 



MACADAM EOADS RE-SURFACED. 

Distance Width Number 

feet feet loads Cost 

Woodstock Ave., from De* St. east 2,300 24 302 $1,326 48 

Strongs Ave. from Madison St. to Main 

Street 2,200 IS 181 673 52 

East Street from Woodstock Ave, to Ter- 

rill St. . .. 744 16 50 230 G4 



SIDEWALKS. 

Woodstock Avenue ( crushed stone) 

Lincoln Avenue (crushed stone) 

Pearl Street (crushed stone) 

Temple Street (crushed stone) 

Grove Street (cement) 

West Street (tar concrete) 



Distance 

637 ft. 

300 ft. 

200 ft. 

120 ft. 

178 ft. 

200 ft. 

Total 1,635 ft. 



SEWEES CONSTRUCTED IN 
Length 
Description feet 



1916. 



James Street S-: 

Kingsley Avenue 8-ia 

Haisel Street 8 

Bellevue Avenue 8 

Elm Street 8 

Lincoln Avenue 8 

Field Avenue 8 

Highland Avenue 8-: 

Edgerton Street 8 

Newton Street S in 

Bellevue Avenue f-, 8-: 

Cottage Street 8 

Ives Street 8-tn. 

Williams Street 8-in. 



502 
140 
52 
142 
166 
1,935 
1,05(3 
289 
228 
300 
170 
70 
100 
26 



Labor 


Material 


$105 


83 


$92 


86 


32 


33 


21 


00 


IS 


00 


6 


90 


46 


08 


21 


70 


68 


07 


22 


00 


660 


60 


502 


47 


417 


60 


182 


46 


103 


36 


47 


94 


42 


2S 


38 


18 


71 


61 


49 


70 


53 


40 


27 


20 


40 


72 


12 


20 


53 


81 


17 


60 


1 


34 


4 


16 



5,176 $1,716 OS $1,046 37 



CITY OF RUTLAND 



93 



RECORD OF SEWERS CONSTRUCTED IN 1916. 

Total length of sewers December 31, 1915 197,814 ft. 

Constructed in 1916 5,176 ft. 



Total length of sewers December 31, 1910 202,990 ft. 



ACCOUNT OF LABOR AND MATERIAL USED IN THE STREET 
DEPARTMENT. 



Amount paid as per Street Account 




$23,756 30 




Amount paid as per Sewer Account 




5,369 


15 




Amount paid as per Sidewalk Account 


877 


82 






4,406 


75 












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1 .' -, .I.SlM 










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-LLfbill djl.llUU.lltr tta Oil LCb ill/ Li 11 1 j 










Expended as follows — 












Labor 


Material 


Total 




$3,695 15 


$494 


27 






686 23 






686 23 




493 64 


914 


09 


1,407 73 


Auto truck 


349 31 


667 


31 


1,016 62 


Balance on pavement Strongs Ave. 




5,307 


75 


5,307 75 




4S7 51 






487 51 


Oiling streets 


210 17 


4,280 


IS 


4,490 35 


Lincoln Avenue, gravel 


165 80 


21 


60 


187 40 




230 64 






230 64 


Repair Forest Street 


291 64 






291 64 


Repair Woodst'k Ave, (State road) 


2,328 82 


77 


93 


2,406 75 


Resurface Woodstock Ave. (State 












1,315 48 


11 


00 


1,326 48 


Resurface Strongs Ave. (State rd.) 


624 69 


48 


83 


673 52 






7 


55 


7 55 


Brick pavement Merchants Row , . 




5,038 


75 


5,038 75 


Drawing snow 




18 


20 


18 20 






96 


50 


96 50 






399 


94 


399 94 


I'art salary of Com. of Public Wks. 




100 


00 


100 00 




1,293 46 


450 


98 


1,744 44 



94 



ANNUAL REPORT 







Material 






1,716 OS 


1,046 37 


2,762 45 




99 OS 


563 25 


663 33 








9d.R si 

a*tv £tl 




395 26 


41 15 


436 41 


General repairs 


78 80 




78 80 


Repair Grove Street walk 




11G 40 


116 40 




$14,614 55 


$19,795 47 


$34,410 02 


Expended from general account on 








parks, bridges, etc 






1,428 98 








$35,839 00 



CRUSHER PLANT 

The new crusher plant near the north end of Lincoln Boule- 
vard produced nearly 6,000 tons of crushed stone. 

The air compressor and rock drills in use at this plant are 
rented from the Rutland Railway, Light and Power Co. I 
would recommend a new air compressor and new rock drills be 
purchased by the City. The plant is operated by electricity, one 
motor runs the crusher, elevators and screens, the second motor 
drives the air compressor. These arc also furnished by the 
Rutland Railway, Light and Power Co. 

CITY TRUCK 

The city truck has delivered nearly all of the 6,000 tons of 
crushed stone and spread the same upon the streets at a cost of 
nearly 17 cents per ton. This truck ha-s heen in use for four 
years and has done a great deal of work which should have been 
done with a lighter, less expensive truck. It is pretty well 
worn out. It is being thoroughly overhauled and will be ready 
for service again soon. 

I would recommend the purchase of an additional truck. 
This could be purchased by the "Water Department and could 
be used during Clean Up Week and for much of the light work, 
thus relieving the heavy and more expensive truck. 



CITY OF RUTLAND 



5.15 



BRIDGES 

The inclined portion of River Street Bridge has been re- 
planked. Also State Street Bridge was re-planked. Strongs 
Ave. bridge was re-planked and surfaced with asphalt, 

Planking of Ripley Bridge has been kept in repair but 
should be entirely renewed and all steel bridges should be re- 
painted. 

Dorr Bridge has been injured by mischievous persons and 
quite a little of the board siding needs to be replaced. 

BRICK PAVING 

A section of Merchants Row at its intersection with West 
and Grove Streets was permanently paved with brick. This 
portion of Merchants Row, particularly at the point where it 
crosses West St. was cut about 7 inches to a lower level in order 
to prevent setting back of surface water on West St. east of 
Merchants Row and in the central portion of the latter street. 
Serious damage has been caused many times in the past when 
sudden, heavy rains have flooded the streets at these points, 
and it is hoped that the lowering of the street level will some- 
what relieve the situation. 

The contract price for this paving was $3.30 per yard and 
the curbing 90 cents per linear foot. The extra cost per yard 
over last year's cost is due to the fact that the work was done 
in the most congested portion of the city, the level had to be 
reduced, only one-half the street could be done at a time, the 
old surface was asphalt on Merchants Row and telford paving 
on West St., also the cost of labor and material was considerably 
higher than in 1915. 

STATE HELP 

The State paid for one-half the macadam work done upon 
Woodstock Ave. and Strongs Ave. It also paid $150.00 towards 
the oiling of Main St., Woodstock Ave. and West St. 



96 



ANNUAL EE POET 



WATER DEPARTMENT 

Extensions to mains have been made (see following tables) . 
There is no water main in Strongs Ave. in front of the City 
Building. I would recommend a main be laid on that street 
from Washington Street to the North end of the new 10 inch 
main. This should be done as soon as .possible that this portion 
of Merchants Row and Strongs Ave. be made ready to receive 
an extension of the permanent brick paving. 

EXTENSION OF MAINS IN 1916. 







Length 


Cost 


of 


Cost 


of 




Size 


feet 


labor 


materia] 




6-in. 


72 


$33 


27 


$37 


10 






144 


46 


91 


72 


48 






440 


97 


62 


109 


34 




. . 6-in. 


260 


123 


94 


144 


OS 






130 


51 


89 


82 


33 






36 


32 


81 


18 


80 






1,082 


$366 


44 


$464 


13 



VALVES SET ON MAINS. 

Size Number 

North Church Eiud North Street 2-in. 1 

Temple Street and Ives Street 6-in. 1 

Total r 2 

HYDE ANT 8 SET IN PLACE OP BEOKEN ONES. 
Willow and Edson Streets, 

METERS SET TO DATE. 

Number 



%-in 198 

%-in 112 

1 -in 45 

l^-in 9 

2 -in, 13 

3 -in. 8 

4 -in 2 



CITY OF ECTLAXD 



97 



RECORD. 

Total valves previous to January 1st, 1917 648 

Total taps previous to January 1st, 1917 , 3,156 

Total hydrants previous to January 1st, 1917 185 

ACCOUNT OF LABOR AND MATERIAL IN WATER DEPARTMENT. 





Cost of 


Cost 


of 








laboi 




material 


Total 


Testing hvdrants 


$207 


92 






$207 


92 


Repairing hvdrants 


119 


73 


$32 30 


152 


03 


Repair leaks in mains 


S2 


78 


3 


42 


86 


20 


Meters set and repaired , 


142 


01 


961 


00 


1,103 


01 


Extending mains 


366 


44 


464 


13 


830 


57 


Hep. and relaying 55 services .... 


443 


71 


281 


83 


725 


54 


Laying 60 new connections 


438 


52 


384 


75 


823 


27 


Repair' service boxes 


99 


36 






99 


36 




8 


25 






8 


25 


Replacing and repairing valves . . . 


7 


72 






7 


72 


Care reservoir, streams, etc 


720 


00 


4 


03 


724 


03 




42 


50 


915 


12 


957 


62 


Changing bleach plant 


169 


58 


680 


83 


850 


41 


Reforesting water shod 


238 


13 


486 


93 


725 


06 


Surveying water shed 


63 


17 






03 


17 




946 


45 


330 


33 


1,276 


78 


Treasurer's Assistant 






694 


25 


694 


25 








8,955 


00 


8,955 


00 


Salary Co. of Public Works 






100 


00 


100 


00 


Attorney's fees, Rooney case .... 






201 


70 


201 


70 


Taxes, rent property Men don .... 






301 


14 


301 


14 








14 50 


14 


50 








904 11 


904 


11 


Fees, Lispeetion Health Officer . . . 






108 


54 


108 


54 


Salary, Supt. and Engineer . 






1,107 


02 


1,107 


02 


Fees, City Attorney 






192 


50 


192 


50 


Pipe, valves, branches, etc., on hand 






1,161 


86 


1,161 


86 



$4,096 27 $18,285 29 $22,381 56 
Respectfully subm i tt e d , 

FRED R. PATCH, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

(7) 



Report of the Commissioner of 
Public Safety 



To His Honor the Mayor, and Gentlemen of the City Council:— 

I herewith submit the annual report of the Fire and Police 
Departments for the year 19.1.6. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

The personnel of the Fire Department consists of one Chief 
Engineer, one First Assistant Engineer, one Second Assistant 
Engineer, seven permanent and fifteen call men. 

The expense of maintaining the Department for 1916 was as 
follows 

i\ Ton * $9,747 81 

*J 356 13 

Auto supplies and repairs ; 65 65 

toP*" • tIZVZZIZ] 151 48 

^P ll0S i 550 80 

Grain and hay , 333 41 

Telephone 11 85 

h ? unAl * Z^Z'.Z'Z.Z 53 53 

Lights _ 73 og 

Commissioner -^0 

Auto liability insurance 350 00 

Elacksmithing , 38 93 

Accident insurance _ 15 00 

Ground rent, Station No. 2 IS 00 



$11,865 62 



CITY OF RUTLAND 



During the year the Department has responded to fifty-four 
still alarms, seventeen bell alarms, and one false alarm, a total 
of seventy-two. 

The auto truck has proved a valuable addition to the fire- 
fighting apparatus, enabling the Department to respond to 
alarms more promptly and to perform more efficient service. 

I would recommend the addition to the permanent force of 
one man for duty at Station No. 1. With the present force, 
many times there are only two men on duty at. this station and 
it seems to me that the auto truck should be manned by at least 
three when responding to alarms. 

If an additional man is added to the force, I would recom- 
mend that the number of call men be reduced to twelve. In 
case of a fire where more help is needed, it is always easy for 
the Chief to engage men on the spot capable of doing good work. 

The property of this department inventories $29,182.47. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

The Police Department consists of one Chief, six regular 
policemen and twenty-six specials. 

The number of arrests during 1916 totals 350, — 323 males 
and 27 females — the smallest number in the last seven years. 
Of this number 240 were for intoxication, leaving only 110 arrests 
for all other offences, which speaks well for the general good 
conduct of our citizens. 

There are few cities in New England of the size and impor- 
tance of ours which maintain so small a police force, or a depart- 
ment that is administered at so small a cost per capita. 

The automobile traffic is increasing rapidly and the enforce- 
ment of the traffic regulations requires more attention each year. 

An urgent need and one that would very materially increase 
the efficiency of the department is a combination police patrol 
and ambulance, and I would respectfully recommend that this 
matter be taken up by your Honorable Body at as early a date 
as possible. 



ATEMENT OF FIRES OCCURRING IN THE CITY OF RUTLAND FROM 



JAN. 



Site 
of 
Alarm 



Time 



Class 
Bui Ming 



1 Still 

6 Stilt 

7 mm 
s Still 



24 


Kip :i i 

|Ollil 




Mill 




IS tit J 


IS 




IS 


• i 1 1 1 


J ^ 


pull 


15 


'Boy 19 


15 


|Box I ft 


1ft 


Stil] 


19 


Si ill 


g 


Still 


1 


Stil] 


18 


bun 


24 


IS till 


s 


Still 


s 


sun 


B 


Box 54 


S 


IStill 


11! 


-Still 


18 


Slilt 


IS 


Still 


IS 


Still 


IT 


Stilt 


19 


Box 51 . 


20 


Box I ft 


IB 


Bo* 17 1 


SO 


Box is 1 


1 


Box 47 


1 


Still 


11 


Still 


* 


-till 


4 Still 


5 Still 


e lst.ll) 1 



,t*:W p. ni.lBrick 
3:05 a. in. Brick 
l 1:04 p. mJW,i,,,l 
•*:04 p, m. Wood 
8:30 p. ni. Brick 
6:58 p, m. Cem.&W 
8:35 a. m. I Wood 
5:04 p. m.iWood 
li:45 p. ni. Wood 
O:*0 p. in. Wood 
S:Ofi p. m. 'Wood 
11:30 p. m. I Wood 
0:22 p. in. Brick 
8:00 p. m. Wood 



Wood 
W'or.it 
Brick 
Wood 



Wood 
Woi.d 



4:52 p 
|I2;SS p. m, 
12:02 p. nl . 
12:40 p. m. 
*-S6 p. m, 
S:Sg p. ni. 
4;40 p. rn. 
5:40 p. rci. 
2:1)4 p. in. 
4.-55 p. m n 
10:48 a. m. Wood 
7:40 p. a. Wood 
9:00 a. m.'Wood 
3:00 p. m.lH'k & W'd 
2:07 ». m. Wood 
4:20 v. m. {Brick 
S:30 p. m. 
8:20 n. m. Brick 
10.80 p. m.lWood 
4:25 p. ni. Wood 
4:00 p. m. Wood 
7:30 p. m, 
7:10 p. m. Wood 
7:54 a. m.lWood 




Store & Offices 
Wrist Mil! 
1 St ore d Rooms 
IS tore & Roams 
IStore & Rooms 
d Foundry 
Dwelling 
Dwelling 
jDwcllinB 
..Dwelling 
[Off, & .Store E'in 
Off. & Store R 1 uj 
Foundry 
Ten viae at 
|0 welling 
Dwelling 
j Bakery 
I Dwellings 



|D willing 
.Tenement 

'Hay Barn 
Hay Barn 
Hay Barn 
!M etc him* Shop 
[Stable 
(Factory 
Pasture 

|Bk. Stores & R'ma 
Bakp 

Store HoLi.se 
iDwelliog 
Pasture 
Tenement 
'Dwellings 



m, T. Chaffee 
.'Hurditt Bros, 
|Mrs. Alary Quigley 
K S> Hale Est" * 
C. H. Landon 
jC. E. Davis 
Dr. E. M, Pond 
P. F. McDonoiieh 
IP. F. McDonongt, 
P. F. McDonough 
jJosepti Mintzer 
Joseph Mintzer 
Lincolii^Iron W r ork-9 
H. C. Carpenter 
g, W, Durfcc 

H. O, Carpenter 
Jolin Gill 

E. C. Tnllle 
[Rutland R. B. 
|./oftn Steward 

F. Chaffee's Suns 
Mrs. J]. J. Clifford 
(J imies W. Walsh 

I. . G. Bagley d oth's 
JC. M. Sniilb 
|C. M. Smith 

g. M. Smith 
W. R. Pulcli M'f'g Col 
IJnoies Geuo 
'Manning MTg Co. 
[Rut. Country Club 
jRul. Savings Bank 
|Verder Est. 

■ Rutland H. B. 

Mrs. Mattie Cox 
IHut. Country Cluli 

D. E. Martin 
IMrs. Anna G. Ross 



10,000 oo 

100 00 
10,000 00 

33,000 00 
2.000 00 



JFumignl. Slor, 
1 hermoslnt 
Dis. stove Pip 
Cht Jnuey 
iVeedlesii 
Overheated St 
1 'hi mm-y 
Chimney 
Chimney 
Chimney 
Unknown 
Unknown 
Stack 
Chimney 
Matches 
Cheney 
i Needless 
1,50(1 00||Furnacc 
Grass 
i Grass 
(Grass 
IChimncy 
Bulitiisfi 
'jGrnss 
| Unknown 
'Unknown 
800 00,1 Unknown 
8,025 00 (Unknown 
iiCnknown 
I Unknown 
JGrass 
70 00 Unknown 
5 00 Lamp 
(Sparks 
. Crjimney 
[Grass 
Chimney 
''Grease 



16 Still 
!« Still 



Still 
Still 
Still 
Bos 51 
Box 34 
Box 31 

.-till 

Still 

Box 1ft 

Box 03 

Still 

Slill 

Still 

Still 

Box 51 

Still 

Still 

Still 

Still 

Still 

Still 

Bos 47 

Box 05 

Still 

Bos 71 

Still 

Still 

Stilt 
Still 
Still 
Still 
Still 



4:50 p. 
0:10 a. 
I:3« p. 
3:55 p. 
4:30 p. 
1.-2M p, 
0:35 i 
12:35 a. 
0:20 p. 
5:05 p. 
8:45 p. 
8:30 p. 
1:50 p. 
1:20 p. 
»:* 

8:10 p. 

5:4.5 | 
10:04 p. 

8:10 p. 

0:00 p. 

1 :.■>,-. |> 

4:40 p. 

2:20 p. 

3:43 p. 

3:35 a. 
12:17 p. 

5:08 p. 

1:15 p. 
12:30 a. 
11.45 a. 

0:42 p. 

0:47 p. 
70:55 p. 
12:25 p. 







Ill, 


Wood 


m. 


Wood 


■ n] F 


Wood 


» HI. 


Wood 


Ell, 


Wood 


. in, 


Brick 


in, 


Wood 


IRr 


Wood 


DLU 


Brick 


in. 


Brick 


m. 


Wood 


m 


Wood 


m. 




rn. 


Wood 


HI. 


B k & W'd 


m. 


Wood 


in. 


WWd 


rn. 


Wood 


□ i. 


B'k d W'd 


; tD. 


W T ood 


nu 




m. 


Wood 


m. 


B'k d W'd 


m. 


Brick 


m. 




tn. 


Wood 


m. 


Wood 


m. 


Wood 


m. 


Brink 


m. 


Wood 


Dl. 


W T ood 


m. 


Brick 


in 


Wood 


m. 


Wood 







Dwcl lings 

Dwellings 

Tencmcot 

Tenement 

Tenement 

Machine Shop 

Stable 

Stable 

Store 

Printiuff Office 

I' ;n- 1 ur\ 

Dwelling 

Electric Car 

Tenement 

Laundry 

Dwelling 

T( llC'IlLCN.t 

Dwelling 

Laundry 

Tenement 

Pine Hill 

Tenei:ient 

Dwelling 

W h olesttl eG roce ry 

Trtji-ment 
Faint Shop 
Dwelling 
Grist Mill 
Dwelling 
Tenement 
Tel. Office 



P. J, Connors. 
E. C. Tuttle 
6. F. Pease 
P + J r Connors 
P. J. Connors 
Rutland It. tf 
'<< A. Thompson 
■Joseph Itelley 
CUuson Shoe Co. 
'Herald Association 
r I H. Grimm Est. 
Chns Young 
R. 11 L. & P. Co, 

H. W. Belden 
Nicbol* & Barney 

I . ■! . Harir.son 
G. Cio0i 
Mrs, E, Nims 
Nichols & Barnev 

Bbsell 

J. EL Moynihsin 
Dr. K. M. Pond 
E, D, Keyes & Co. 

M, G, Parker 
No yes Estate 
Mrs. Mattio Cos 
iBurdEtt Bros. 
'E. L. .Tangraw 
'Mrs. D. W. Cragin 
Rutland R. K. 



Electric Pole Box Rutland R. R. 
Dwelling J. R, Cainlin 



2 P 000 00 



600 00 
2,000 00 



G,000 £>0 



1^,000 00 

I ■■I"! 00 



13,750 00 



i - 001 i -'M 00 



450 no 
i,aoo oo 



10 oo 
4 00 



1,807 00 



fiOO 00 
^,000 00 



fi f 500 00 

h 500 00 
1,300 00 



13,000 00 



4£0 00 
1,300 00 



3,400 00 



JO 00 
4 00 



t,807 00 



2,3*16 34 
38,000 00 



3103,050 00 814.613 81! £80,350 00 $14, 613 81i *13l,60t) 84 $45<S34 17 $111,300 00 $45,334 I? 



£,39li 84 3,300 00 
7,300 00 27,750 OC 



25,000 00 02,500 00 



| Sparks, F f dty 
| False Alarm 
■ Oil Stove 
Sparks, F'dry 
Sparks, F'dry 
, Blo w Torch 
Unknown 
2,33(1 84 .Unknown 
ij Needless 
Chimney 
7,300 OH'IUfiknown 
Cuftatn 
Motor 
Needless 
Boiler 
Chimnev 
W ood Tie* 
Chimney 
Chimney 

{ fli NLIU'V 

Bon Fire 
Needless 
Chimnev 
25,fl00 00 Stack 

False Alarm 
Brushy 

iClectric Wire 
Chimney 
Thermostat 
Hot JV 
Chimney 
Cross WiMS 
Cross Wires 
Chimney 



( False 1 

V Bell \ 17 

X StBl 

I Total 72 



Estimated value of buildings damaged by lire Si 03, 050 00 

Damage to buildingfl. 14,613 31 

Insurance on said buildings % 0,2 50 00 

Insurance p/iid was. . , , . . 14,013 81 

Value of contents of said buildings., ........ 191,000 84 



Damage? to said contents. $45,834 17 

Insurance upon said property 111,200 00 

Insurance paid 45,834 17 

Insurance paid on buildings and contents. . 60,447 08 



J. C. DUNN, Chief Engineer. 



]02 



ANNUAL REPORT 



The expenses of the Department for the year 1916 were as 
tollows : — 



Pay roll ........ 

. . , $5,638 53 

Commissioner's salary ,„„ „„ 

ml . » 100 00 

lelepfrono and signal service „„. ,„ 

New boxes .... ■? 33 

.»*..,*...., 20 00 

Helmets and repairing coats 50 32 

Sundry expenses . . __ 

' ' " 34 75 



$6,077 92 

An inventory of the property and supplies on hand shows 
a total value of $735.35 and is on file in the office of the City 
Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. E: CHALMERS, 

Commissioner. 



Report of the City Attorney 



To the Honorable City Council 

Herewith I submit a report of the business of the City 
Attorney for the year ending December 31st, 1916. 

At the March Term of the Rutland County Court, the case 
brought by the State of Vermont against the City regarding the 
license fees, was tried, and resulted in a complete victory for the 
City. In the trial of this case the City Attorney had the valued 
assistance of the late Clarke C. Fitts of Brattleboro. 

During the month of August, the case of Rooney vs. City 
of Rutland, an appeal from the action of the City Council in 
taking certain lands and water rights for the preservation and 
protection of its water supply, was tried before a commission 
appointed by the County Court, the commission consisting of 
Messrs. C. C. Fitts of Brattleboro, G. F. Hendee of Pittsford, 
and L. F. Croft of Clarendon, The City Council had awarded 
Mr. Rooncy $1,600 for the property, and Mr. Rooney appealed 
from their decision, claiming to recover at least $5,000. 

There was a dispute as to the location of the line between 
the Rooney property and the ' ' Car ruth ' ' property, Mr. Rooney 
claiming to own to a point far enough north to take in substan- 
tially all of the Car ruth property, while the City claimed that 
the Rooney line did not extend to the Carruth water right. 

After a long hearing, the commission made and filed a re- 
port, in which they found that if Rooney owned the Carruth 
right in connection with the Rooney property, the damage 
amounted to $2,000 while if he did not own the Carruth right, 
the damage was $1,850; that it was necessary for the City to 
own this property, and submitted to the Court which sum 
should be awarded. 



104 



ANNUAL REPORT 



dbKea ioi By Mr. Koonev's counsel Wv Win-* j , 
ter has since awaited the SSirflS ' ^ ^ 

^^cs*£5» - * * ™ 

nussion a?* SS?" «W 
Company to *2 J, ^JJ** P **** 
was dismissed by ttlctlSo^' ^ ** * P<!,iti °" 

aa was in his power, whenever called upon "* 

In the past we have had more or W 
contracts for public fawS^SS^ ^ * 
misunderstanding has ariseT tL A 7 and 

certain amendment toT charted ^ST^!? 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER S. FENTON, 

City Attorney. 



Report of Overseer of Poor 



To fke Honorable City Council: — ■ 

I respectfully submit my report as Overseer of Poor for 
the year ending Dee, 31st, 1916. 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Poor not at Farm $1,871 00 

Poor at Earm, including Overseer and wife 787 85 

Euel for Farm 279 04 

Lighting at Earm 57 49 

Labor "... 153 02 

Overseer's salary 750 00 

Medicine and drugs 52 13 

Physicians 154 50 

Medical Examination, Lunacy 50 00 

Brattleboro Retreat, eare of insane 266 90 

Ambulance service 49 50 

Stock " 50 00 

Fertilizer and seed a , 54 21 

Nurses 65 20 

Burials 120 00 

Grain, bedding, etc 109 28 

Transportation of insane to Brattleboro Retreat 76 43 

Horse Shoeing 7 45 

Clothing for school children 45 19 

Horse and exchange 190 00 

Transportation, car fare, hack hire, etc 28 75 

Office supplies 11 74 

Telephone, telegrams 5 00 

Earm supplies and repairs 309 88 

Household supplies 186 41 

Isolation Hospital 10 53 

Ice 10 91 

Miscellaneous 7 99 



$5,760 40 



106 



ANNUAL EE PORT 



■o . „ CREDIT. 
Patd to City Treasurer: 

Farm produce 

Sale of horse $201 00 

Board and care f outeide poor 250 °° 

-crom other sources f ' 136 96 

192 00 

— - 779 9fi 



Net cost of Staining this departmeat 

$4,980 44 



ADMITTED TO FARM IN ma 



Name 



Nationality 



Age 



CtarlesE. Barker... 

Mary Austin 

John Kelly. 

Telesphore Frappier' ' ' ' 
Mr.. Theodore P lf e : udr V 
Blanche Beandry 
John Kennedy 

Uarenee Smith . 
Harold Smilh 
Timothy O'Leary ' ' ' 
Win. Blanche 
-Mrs. Wm. Hlanchard " " ' 
■Hazel CuMine 
Bert Powell 

John Holden " 
Mary Anderson I 

«e or^-e Tower 

Jt >nn Shannon "f 



■ American, . 

■ American. . 

■ American. . 

■ American. . 

French. 

French . . 

American. 

American. 

American. 

American. . . 

American. 

American. . . 
American. . . 
American, 
American. 
American. 
American. . . . 
American. . . . 



. 61 
22 
. 44 
• 63 

■ 39 

1 

■ 48 
37 

3 

6 mo. 

71 

65 

65 
6 

65 
57 
40 
51 
71 



Discharged 
Discharged 

Discharged 

Discharged 

Discharged 

Discharged 

Discharged 

Discharged 

Discharged 

Discharged 

Discharged 

Discharged 



Discharged 
Discharged 
Discharged 



H 

K 
g 
S 

H 
H 

33 

1 

o 







e 
■* 


Total 


^ifj to io ^. «*p oi *o 


o 

to 

» 


H 






Sundri( 


»*HHIHHH K i^Hrt 

m 


a 
»» 

GO 

<3& 


as 

B 


03000 o o o o o o 

00*000 0*00*000 


O 
US 


.2 

a 
Sh 


fli * t- O) O CJ fM CD h m 


9| 


Q &D 

*jS ^ 

"SQ 


rH03Ki—>i5j— s_i0*0 


n 


'-'S i-* in i> "o i> cr: »o to 


at 

•5 




oooooooooooo 

*0 *Q *0 *0 «5 »■-■* «5 *0 *0 *0 *0 


= 
O 


t3 

"« 

w 




O 

i> 
» 




o o o o h- o «s 

O O ffl ffl C (n 


o 


Labor 


3B '-D t> i!J i<l N O 


s 


Lights 


■o oo ^ o 's o s lie 4t os 

SO I?* CO i> Tf> Sl IO O GO 




33 CO *0 *0 CO 3* f-i CO C- CO 


i 




t- d m iq *o ^o f-h o o 

Ot-C6CD CO *0 CO O O 
*0 


a 


6J 

rv. 


*0 *0 SD N N C 5) ifJ O 


3) 

4©- 


1 
■ 


I- Hh vj. |> ifj q ^ do 6f> 

t> 

55 SP SO SS O »iS O 1- «3 t> =0 *C 


00 

i> 
OG 
i> 

se- 




OiOC<SiOO=5*f5 0t^*00>tD 


o 

cn 


Outbid 
Poor 




CO. 
B 




Feb 

Mar 

May 

June . . . , ...... 

July 

Sept 

Oct 

Nov 

Dec 



108 



ANNUAL REPORT 
INMATES AT CITY FARM JAN. 1, 19 IT. 



Name 



Nationality 



Charles E. Barker. . 

John Holden 

Bert Powell 

Elmer Bond 

Frank Dansereau. . . 

Ann Collins 

Angelina Duma .... 
Julius St. Lawrence, 

Carrie Yando 

Edward Potter 

Daniel Bo wen 

Telesphore Frappier 



American. 
American. 
American. 
American. 
American. 
American. 
American. 
A merican . 
American. 
American, 
American. 
American, 



DEATHS. 



Name 



Nationality 



Burial Kxpenses 



Archie MaNair 
Dominic Rogasta . . 
Lorraine Higgins. . . 

John Sullivan 

Wm. Jones (Infant) 



Scotch ? 
Italian . . 
American. 
American. 
American. 



Paid by city 

Paid by city 

Paid by city (in part) 

Paid by city 

Paid by city 



COMMITTED TO BRATTLEBORO RETREAT. 



Name 



Nationality 



Date Committed 



Frank L. Slack. . . 
Simeon Richards. 
William Oilman. .. 

Nellie Bugbee 

Margaret Shelvey 



American 
American 
American 
American 
American 



Aug. 5, 1916 
Aug. 19, 1916 
Aug. 24, 1916 
Oct. 18, 1916 
Nov. 9, 1916 



CITY OP RUTLAND 



109 



OBDEHS GIVEN. 



E - Poster $1 70 

Mts - DuM a ■ 40 46 

M - 0obb - 12 55 

Mrs. H. Tucker 10Q ng 

N. Schultz g ^ 

L. Preston ^ ^ 

A - Weiule • ■ 5i 00 

Ed - Gell °- 9 33 

Mrs. E. H. Moss 34 &3 

Martha EBis , ^ 

Mrs. II. Taylor go 

L Hi ^ ina 85 00 

J. Flaherty , ^ n 21 

C. and A. Fox ^ 0Q 

J * Eodd - v • 188 00 

R, Capman , _ g n g 

E. R. Noyes 5 00 

N - Dftvis 1 35 

Mrs. B. Nero lgg _ g 

M. Nutting 

M. Sheridan -j 2g 

M - SolasM ■ 122 35 

R. Johnson ^ 

George Liceine , , ^ ^ 

Mrs. Blanchard ^34 ig 

J. Guertin „ 

Z 00 

Mrs. M. Baker , m 

F. Prieville 3 ^ 

Mrs, E. Knight MiM g , *. 

Chas, Reed J g 90 

Mrs. Dickerson , jj qq 

M. Murrotta ™ qq 

H. J. Lassor 2Q 05 

P. Lajoice 2 6Q 

John Parrell 

J. W. Heath : gQ 

Wm. Foster .„ 

it 55 

H. Merling 4 00 

Mrs. L. Cohen g6 

N Crapo j gn 

Mrs. J, Flanders 21 t,g 



ANNUAL .REPORT 



M. J. Christopher 

J. H. Labshire 49 02 

8. EansJow " 17 31 

Nettie Hunt ' 14 54 

L. B. Jones ' 7 84 

Wm. Blanehard , , ] ■ • 10 21 

C. Humphrey 3 00 

Herbert Williams , * 3 47 

Ed. Grenier 27 50 

John Rivera ; 4 28 

Wm. Jones ***' 2 00 

«T. Turner 10 00 

Geo. Shorteleeve ' 5 00 

Peter Turner V ' '" ' 3 07 

Mrs. Dufrey ;***'] 5 00 

Mrs. McGuinnes * * ' ] ' ■ ■ • 2 02 

4 25 



. Respectfully, 



J- J. HICKEY, 

Overseer of the Poor. 



Report of Health Officer 



To the President and Members of the Board of Health, 

Rutland, Vermont. 

Gentlemen: — I have the honor to present herewith the re- 
port of the transactions of the Health Department for the year 
ending December 31st, 1916, 

We are fortunate in having a very low death rate with no 
deaths from Typhoid Fever, Infantile Paralysis or Diphtheria. 

The number of transmissible diseases is somewhat in ex- 
cess of 1915 due to a small epidemic of measles. 

In accordance with Vermont Statutes I was summoned to 
view fifteen bodies and after proper investigation issued certifi- 
cates as follows: Organic Heart Disease, 4; Congenital Heart 
Disease, 2 ; Street car accident, 2 • accidental choking by food, 1 ; 
parachute accident, 1 ; E. R. accident, 1 ; Homicide by firearms, 
1; crushed by wagon, 1; Nephritis, t; ruptured appendix, 1. 

Efficient work by the Health Department is dependent al- 
most entirely upon the education of the public. Several times 
during the past year the local press and clergymen were asked 
to co-operate. In every instance the appeal met with immediate 
response and I believe that satisfactory results have been ob- 
tained chiefly in teaching preventive measures for Tuberculosis 
and Infantile Paralysis. 

MILK 

In July a special inspection of barns and equipment was 
made and a sample of milk was taken from every producer 
selling his milk for use in this city. This special work was 



112 



AJfKTJAL REPORT 



done by a field inspector from the State Board of Health 51 
samples were taken of which 28 complied with the requirements, 
12 contained visible dirt and 11 were low in fats and solids The 
above was in addition to the regular samples taken from the 
wagons and local dealers twice a year. 

WATER 

In June the new ehlorin gas apparatus was installed and 
so far has been vastly superior to the old bleaching powder 
method — more efficient and with much less expense — no taste 
to the water and cleaner and more simple of operation. 

The premises about the intake canal at the reservoir have 
been cleaned up. All the building* have been given a coat of 
paint. A small house has been constructed at the intake gate 
providing a place to keep a fire during the cold weather and 
thereby obviating much of the trouble from anchor ice. The 
improvements will make this, plant a credit to the city. 

The Gleason Reservoir should be given more care or else 
abandoned. The increase Of lumber and other camps along the 
source of this supply will eventually make it necessary to pro- 
vide some form of sterilization — this would hardly justify the 
cost considering the very small capacity "of this reservoir.' 



CITY OF RUTLAND 



113 



TABLE A. 
TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES. 



1916 


a 
a 
—. 


_i 
pH 


% 


April 


= 
"P. 


June 


July 


ut 
a 
■< 


| Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


i 
a 


Total 




2 


1 








1 


6 


1 








8 


7 


12 


39 




(t 





l 





2 


1 





1 


2 


2 


1 





10 


German Measles 








% 





a 























2 







() 


» 


2 


7 


9 


16 


it; 


5 


17 


58 


101 


231 


Mumps , 


1 


(1 














1 


l 


2 











5 










D 

















1 


1 








2 


Scarlet Fever 





1 





1 


L2 


10 


11 


7 


8 


i 


3 


9 


66 




1 











1 








a 


S 








8 


8 




99 


>\ 


20 


33 


80 


3 


s 


6 


2 


2 


2 


3 


150 


Total 


34 


m 


23 


36 


43 


29 


as 


■M 


S3 


34 


71 


128 


513 



TABLE B. 
INTERMENTS. 



Evergreen Cemetery , 79 

Evergreen Vault 17 

Calvary Cemetery 59 

Calvary Vault 8 

Old West Street Cemetery 1 

House of Correction Cemetery , 1 

St. Joseph's Cemetery 16 

St. Joseph's Vault 6 

Shipped for burial 1 78 

Brought to Rutland 24 

One grave to another 24 

On premises , ■ • ■ 



114 



ANNUAL KEPORT 



TABLE C. 
DEATH STATISTICS, 1911!. 



SEX 




i 


J3 


— 

- 


April 


>> 
S 


June 


July 


Au B . II 


■r 


la 
O 


Nov. || 


-- 


Total 


Xlale 

Female. 


9 
IS 


N 

12 


n 

12 


15 
8 


8 

9 


8 

ts 


9 
1 


6 
1 1. 


12 


3 
S 


Hi 

9 


3 
9 


113 
117 


Total 


-i J 
2 


Hi 


28 


■>:; 


12 


io 


to 


IG 


*a 


11 


IS 


t$ 


230 
20 


Still bom 


1 





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AGE. 



1916 


a 
m 
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a 

in 

£ 


April 


>. 

a 

~ 


V 

a 

- 




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< 


a 


Oet. || 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Total 




4 


8 


2 


s 





8 


i 


6 


2 





3 


2 


31 




2 


4 


2 


1 


n 








I 





1 





1 


12 


5-10 years 








!J 








1 


b 








1 


1 





■ 3 













(1 

















i) 


ii 






















1 











1) 





1 





2 


20-30 years 


1 


1 


2 


2 


1 


2 


2 


1 


1 





1 





14 


80-40 years 





4 





2 


1 


2 





1 


s 


II 


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] 


16 




2 


l 


1 


2 


1 


2 





s 


4 


3 


:i 


1 


23 


50-00 years 


2 


1 


s 


■1 


1 


8 


2 


2 


4 


! 





a 


28 


60-70 years . 


1 


4 


6 


4 


2 


1 


3 


3 


8 


1 


4 





35 


70-80 vears 


:s 


9 


.-5 


2 


4 


8 


1 


1 


3 


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1 


5 


44 


80-90 vears 


4 


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1 


2 


N 


1 


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19 










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3 


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ts 


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12 


m 


HI 


•20 




11 


I!) 


!2 


280 



CITY OF EUTLANTJ 



115 



TABLE E. 



NATIVITY. 



1916 


- 




2 


April 


May 


June 


> 
-> 


< 


1 Sept. I| 


Z 


> 

5 


s 


Total | 







:> 


8 


4 


6 





4 


2 


4 


4 


2 


4 


5 


48 






n 


-in 


10 


i:; 


9 


LS 


4 


1 I 


n; 


8 


11 


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140 












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1 


II 


1 






i 


1 





i 


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1 


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1 


I 


11 






4 


r, 


2 


a 


1 











l 


1 


2 





19 






ii 


i) 


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1 








II 


Q 











1 


Italy 




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I 


1 


ii 


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1 





II 





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ii 


i) 














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1 




* 


ii 





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ii 


1 


(1 


11 


a 














1 






ii 


n 


ii 


n 


ii 


1 


1 


1 





n 





II 


S 






i 








n 


(i 





1 














II 


2 




ii 


ill 


Hi 


23 


12 


20 


III 


10 


■22 


11 


19 


18 


330 



TABLE F. 
DEATHS BY WARDS. 



1916 


a 

a 




— 

* 
% 


April 


i 


i 
- 
— 


1 July II 


K 
3 

<: 


1 


O 


| Nov. || 


c 
a 


p 







3 


i 


3 


1 





i 


8 


1 





4 


2 


20 




11 


a 


1 


4 


2 








I 


1 


(1 


1 





16 


Ward 3 


1 


1 


2 


1 





u 





l) 


1 


1 





i 


8 




1 


1 











ii 








2 


tl 


1 





5 




8 


4 


6 


8 


e 


in 


4 


9 


HI 


e 


6 


2 


78 




2 


7 


:.s 





2 


l j 


1 





1 


(i 


1 


1 


20 




3 





S 





i 


4 





1 


1 





3 


1 


17 


Ward 8 


1 


3 


I 








2 





2 


i 


i 


1 


2 


17 







6 


s 


2 


ii 


1 


I 


1 


ii 


l 


1 


2 


18 


Ward 10 


2 


2 


2 


2 





1 


2 







2 


1 


ii 


16 


Ward 11 


1 


8 


1 


3 





() 


1 


3 


■> 








1 


15 


Total 


23 


:!« 




23 


12 


20 


10 


20 


a 


11 


Ifi 


If 


230 



116 



AISTXUAL REPORT 



Scarlet Fever 



MISCELLANEOUS 
Admitted to Isolation Hospital 



Plumbing Inspections 
Fumigations 



CAUSES OF DEATH, 1916 

No. 1— General Diseases: 

Measles 

Scarlet Fever 

Whooping Cough 

Influenza 

Septicemia 



1 

58 
90 



4 
1 
4 
6 



4 

Tuberculosis lungs jq 

Tuberculosis meningeal 2 

Tuberculosis laryngeal " 2 

Cancer of stomach " ' g 

Cancer of rectum ^ 

Cancer of uterus « 

Cancer of liver ' 

Cancer of coecum ^ 

Sarcoma of ileum j 

Diabetes ' ' 

Alcoholism ^ 



48 

No. 2. — Diseases of the Nervous System : 

Cerebral Hemorrhage *« 

Simple meningitis ^ 

Epilepsy l 

Cerebral tumor , ' ' g 

Cerebral abscess ^ 



OITY Or HUTLAKD 117 

Cerebral embolism 1 

Multiple neuritis . , 1 

Paralysis agitans 1 

Septic meningitis 1 

Senile dementia 1 



22 

No. 3. — Diseases of the Circulatory System ! 

Organic Heart Disease 23 

Angina pectoris 3 

Arterio-sclerosis 8 

Acute Cardiac Dilatation 3 

Cardiac embolism 1 



3S 

No. 4.- — Diseases of the Respiratory System: 

Acute Bronchitis I 

Broncho-Pneumonia 5 

Lobar Pneumonia 20 

Asthma 1 

Empyema 1 

Pulmonary Edema 1 



33 

No. 5. — Diseases of the Digestive System : 

Acute Appendicitis 5 

Gastric ulcer 2 

Pyloric stenosis 2 

Strangulated hernia 2 

Ulcer duodenum 1 

Cirrhosis liver , 1 

Gastritis 1 

Intestinal obstruction 1 

Sub-phrenic abscess 1 



16 



118 



ANNUAL REPORT 



No. 6. — Nonvenereal Diseases of the Genito-Urinary System 



and Adnexa : 

Aeute Nephritis 2 

Chronic Nephritis 15 

Ovarian Cyst 1 

* 

18 

No. 7. — The Puerperal State: 

Chorionic Epithelioma 1 



1 

No. 10. — Congenital Malformations: 

Congenital Malformation of heart 2 



2 

No. 11.— Diseases of Early Infancy: 

Premature Birth 10 

Dermatitis Exf, Neou 1 

Marasmus 7 

Injury by forceps at birth 1 



19 

No. 12.— Old Age: 

Senility 13 



13 

No. 13. — External Causes : 

Accident automobile 1 

Accidental burn 1 

Accidental burn (conflagration) 1 

Accidental choking by food 1 

Accident — crushed under wagon 1 

Accident — Engine room 1 

Accident — "Factory 2 



CITY OF RUTLAND 



119 



Accidental fall 1 

Accident — parachute 1 

Accident — Steam Railroad 4 

Accident — Electric Railroad 2 

Homicide by firearms 1 

Pending Investigation 1 



IS 

No. 14.- — 111 Defined Diseases: 

Unknown 2 



2 



MONTHLY SUMMARY OF DAILY TAP SAMPLES 
(Laboratory Examinations) 





Total number 


B. Coli 


B. Coli 


1916 ■ 


samples collected 


Present 


Absent 


J anuary 


24 


1 day 


23 days 


February 


25 





25 days 


March 


27 


1 day 


26 days 


April 


18 


1 day 


17 days 


May 


24 


5 days 


19 days 


June 


20 


7 days 


13 days 


July 


22 


13 days 


9 days 


August 


24 


10 days 


14 days 


September 


24 


5 days 


19 days 


October 


28 


5 days 


23 days 


November 


23 


3 days 


20 days 


December 


20 


3 days 


17 days 




Respectfully submitted, 






FREDERICK H. GEBHARDT, M.D., 



Health Officer. 



Report of Rutland Hospital 



Statement of the number of patients cared for at the Rut- 
land Hospital for the year 1916, and the total expense to the 
hospital, as shown by report filed with the City Council 



Total number of patienta for the year 

Total number of days service 9 9 6 

Total number of weeks sendee *S 

Daily average number of patients - -„ 

Total expense of patients . . . "* ° 

Board and care ' $4,737.17 

Operating room ZZZZZZZZ f 

Medicines and supplies . " " °° 

X-ray service 'ZZZZZZZ. JJJ 

Laboratory service ... 

49 00 



$4,737 17 

Weekly average expense per patient ( $14 14 

Number of patients remaining in hospital under treatment Jan- 
uary 1, 1917 , 4 . 

5 



Report of Inspector of Buildings 



To The Hon. City Council: 

In accordance with the requirements of the City Ordinance 
I respectfully submit ray report as Building Inspector for the 



year ending Dec. 31, 1916. 

Houses built 40 

Barns changed to houses 4 

Sun-parlors built 1 

Piazzas buiit 30 

Additions made to houses 18 

Stores built 3 

Additions made to greenhouses 2 

Stores repaired and new fronts put in ... . 5 

Barns built 5 

Additions made to barns 2 

Sheds built 15 

Poultry houses built 20 

Additions to garages 1 

Garages built- — private 20 

Shops built 1 

Poultry house changed to garage 1 

Hoofs built 7 

Concrete foundation around lot 1 

Bay window built 1 

Additions made to hotels 1 

Storehouses built 1 



Additions made to machine shops, foundries and factories 4 

Respectfully, 

F. H. REMINGTON, 

Inspector of Buildings. 



Report of City Weigher 



To the Honorable. City Council: — 

I respectfully submit the following statement of weighing 
done on the City scale during the year 1916, 

Paid the City Treasurer for 2,f>45 weights $254 , r >0 

Weigher's fees 127 25 



Net $127 25 

* Number of loads of coal, etc., weighed for the school build- 
ings, City and Memorial halls, free of charge, 682, making the 
total number of weights, 3,227. 



Respectfuly submitted, 

H. B. WHITTIEE. 



Librarian's Report 



To the Officers and Members of the Rutland Free Library Asso- 
ciation : 

The thirty-first annual report is herewith respectfully sub- 
mitted : 

Number of volumes in the library, Feb. 1, 1916. . 20,982 



Increase by purchase 565 

Increase by gift 64 

Increase by binding periodicals , 119 

Volumes added from renting list 126 

874 

21,856 



Number ol volumes worn-out and withdrawn 64 



21,792 

Number of volumes withdrawn to send to Co. A in 

Texas 24 



21,768 



Number 


of 


volumes of old Encyclopaedia withdrawn 


25 








21,743 


Number 


of 




16 








21,727 


Number 


of 


volumes withdrawn for all other reasons 


1 


Number 


of 


volumes in the library Feb. 1, 1917. . . . 


21,726 


Number 


of 


volumes rebound in 1916 


492 


Number 


of 


volumes worn-out and replaced 


75 


Number 


of 




2 



134 ANNUAL REPORT 

Circulation of books 1916 68,419 

Circulation of books 1915 65,856 

Increase for 1916 2,563 

Circulation of pictures for 1916 5,420 

Circulation of pictures for 1915 4,339 

Increase for 1916 ; 1,081 

Number of new cards issued during 1916 713 

Number of new cards issued during 1915 : . . 656 

Increase for 1916 57 

Number of new cards issued to children, 1916 340 

Number of new cards issued to children, 1915 262 

Increase for 1916 78 

Number of books drawn from teachers' and sub- 
scription cards, 1916 15,487 

Number of books drawn from teachers' and sub- 
scription cards, 1915 14,468 

Increase for 1916 1,019 

Number of works of fiction drawn by children, 1916 10.744 

Number of works of fiction drawn by children, 1915 10,504 

Increase for 1916 240 

Number of works of non-fiction drawn by children, 

1916 6,730 

Number of works of non -fiction drawn by children, 

1915 5,213 

Increase for 1916 1,517 

Number <ti books repaired at library, 1916 1,595 



CITY OF RUTLAND 



125 



Number of days the library has been open 304 

Largest daily delivery, January 20 501 

Smallest daily delivery, Nov. 23 75 

Average daily delivery 222 

Amount received from fines, 1916 , , $198 06 

Amount received from Association fees 92 00 

Amount received from subscriptions 14 25 



Total $304 31 

Number of periodicals subscribed for during 1916 66 
Number of periodicals received by gift 34 



Total 100 



LUCY D. CHENEY, 

Librarian. 



Treasurer s Report 



* 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from 1915-16 

Appropriation from City'.' ' * 3 M0 fm $1,69 ° 54 

Appropriation from Rutland to™" '.]." \ m Q a 

Fines, subscriptions, etc. ... g, s 

Association fees iZ JJ 

Tabard Inn account . . .JS 

Gifts from elubs ^ g 

Interest on Baxter Bank account" 'etc. ." ' 2 2 32 

tmmmt transferred from trust funds.. 151 36 

— $3,768 02 



$5,458 56 



-DISBURSEMENTS 

Books , . 

Salaries 15 

Lighting ... M» 00 

Fuel 164 5 7 

Telephone . . . .IZlZZ ZZT' % mZ 

Supplies and furnishings . . 1fbt m 

Cleaning 104 03 

6 55 25 

Printing and postage . 1M ,„ 

Incidentals ... ™f f n 7 
58 89 

Cash on hand ~ ~ $4 ' 010 85 

1,447 71 

$5,458 56 



CITY OF EUTLAKD 127 

TRUST FUNDS 

Theo. L. Smith fund $1,000 00 

Interest to January, 1917 , 154 96 

Harris fund , goO 00 

Interest to January, 1917 24 24 

Seaver fund , . 300 00 

Interest to February, 1917 12 12 

$2,091 32 

Interest transferred to Library account 151 36 

$1,939 96 

SPECIAL FUNDS 

Calendar fund $1,135 50 

Interest to February, 1917 142 98 

$1,278 48 

Florence Cramton Cutts legacy $10,000 00 

Interest to February, 1917 ( ... 1,229 73 

$11,229 73 

• HELEN B. SMITH, 

Acting Treasurer. 

I have examined the above accounts and find them correct. 

L. E. CHALMERS, 

Acting Auditor. 

Feb. 2, 1917. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS 

AND 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

OF THE 

CITY OF RUTLAND 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER U 

1916 



School Calendar 

1916-17 
(39 WEEKS) 



FALL TERM 

Pall Term begins Tuesday, September 18, 1916, and ends 
Friday, December 22, 1916—14 weeks. Vacation, 10 days. 

WINTER TERM 

Winter Term begins Monday, January 2, 1917, and ends 
Friday, March 30, 1917—13 weeks. Vacation, 9 days. 

SPRING TERM 

Spring Term begins Monday, April 9, 1917, and ends Fri- 
day, June 29, 1917—12 weeks. 

SCHOOL SESSIONS 

For the grades 9 to 12 o'clock a, m. and 1 -.30 to 3:30 o'clock 
p. m. 

For High School 8:45 to 12 o'clock a. m. and 1:30 to 3:45 
o'clock p. m. 

Holidays: Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Washing- 
ton's Birthday and Memorial Day. 



132 



ANNUAL REPORT 



No-school Bigiial, six blasts oit the fire whistle ( 

), given at 8 or 11:30, closes first four 

grades for the half day following. The same signal repeated- 
no session in any school for the half day following. 

Regular meetings of the Board of Education, first Monday 
evening of each month at 7:30 o'clock. School Board Rooms, 
City Hall. 

Office hours of Superintendent of Schools, 8 :30 a. m. to 10 
a, m. on school days ; Saturdays during the term time from 9 :00 
a. m. to 12 :00 m. Office, City Hall . 



Board of School Commissioners 

CITY OF RUTLAND 

Organized July 3, 1916 

President, MARVELLE C. "WEBBER, 26 So. Main St. 
Clerk, DAVID B. LOCKE, 61 Library Ave. 



SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS 

Term 



Name Residence 


Expires 


Charles E. Allen, 126 Maple St. 


1919 


Dennis J. Canty, 10 Engrem Ave. 


1917 


Bartley J. Costello, 16 E. Washington 


1918 


Laura B. Cramton, 111 Park Ave. 


1919' 


James M. Hamilton, 52 Grove St. 


1918 


Edward C. Johnson, 17 Madison St. 


191S 


Harvey R. Kingsley, 73 Pine St. 


1919 


Charles H. Landon, Burnham Ave., corner 


Nichols St. 1917 


Florence A McCarthy, 44 Prospect St, 


1919 


John F. Moloney, Forest Place 


1917 


Marvelle C. Webber, 26. So. Main St. 


1918 



STANDING COMMITTEES 

On School Instruction, Text-Books and Teachers — McCar- 
thy, Johnson, Kingsley, Cramton and Landon. 

On Supplies- — Canty, Moloney, Hamilton and Allen. 

On Finance — Landon, Costello and Kingsley. 

On School Houses, School Property and Fuel — Hamilton, 
Johnson, Canty and McCarthy. 

On Tuition — Moloney, Costello and Allen. 

On Rules, Regulations and Discipline — Cramton, McCar- 
thy and Kingsley. 



LIST OF TEACHERS 



Name of 
School and Teacher 




David B. Locke . . . 

High School 
t'Jdwunl H. AliboM . 
Earl N, Gerrish . . . 
Eleanor J. Meldon . 
Ruth W. Temple ... 
Ma vie W. Jo 1ms on . 
Rowcna E. Purdon . 
Raymond C. Bridges 

Mary M. Lord 

Myra A. Barley . . . 
Frances H. Sherman 
Marion M. Ballou . 
M. Gladys Fritz ... 
Harold I. O'Brien . 
Helen It. Harmon . 
Nellie H. Newton . 
Fannie A. Williams 
Anna E. Baker 

Dana School 
*Rose C. Carrigan , 
MeIicIIc A, Howlcy . 
Jennie E. Cline . . . 
Agnes H. Rule 



Superintendent 



Principal 

Asst. Principal 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Prin. Teacher Training Course 
Assistant in Typewriting .... 



Ninth . 
Eighth 
Seventh 
Sixth . 



Where Educated 



Dartmouth College 



University of Vermont 
University of Vermont 

Rutland High School 

Mt. Holyoke College 

Rutland High School 

Battle Creek College ., 

Colby College 

Colby College 

Middlehury College 

Syracuse University 

Mt. Holyoke College 

Vassar College , 

Holy Cross College 

Boston University ......... 

Emerson School of Oratory 

Syracuse University 

Rutland High School 



Rutland High School 

Rutland High School ...... 

West Rutland High School 
Rutland High School 



Salary 



$2,400 


00 


1906 


1,900 


00 


191(j 


1,700 


00 


191.1 


800 


00 


1908 


750 


00 


v.m 


700 


00 


1907 


700 


00 


1910 


1,100 


00 


1914 


800 


00 


1914 


750 


00 


1910 


700 


00 


1016 


700 


00 


1016 


800 


00 


1910 


1,000 


00 


191S 


|507 


00 


1916 


600 


00 


1907 


1,100 


00 


1915 


273 


00 


191a 


775 


00 


1884 


525 


00 


1905 


550 


00 


1913 


525 


00 


1902 



Service 
Began 



fPart time. 



'Principal, 



LIST OF TEACHERS — Continued 



Name of 
School and Teacher 



Anna E, Collins 

Nora B. Anthony .... 
Aida P, Skeeles 

Gertrude E. Robertson 

Gilrain At)enue 
Mary E. Corcoran . , . 

Madison School 

* Bessie M. Ot is 

Helena G. Corcoran , 
Maria E. Steward . . . 
Anna P. Toohey 

Longfellow School 
"Rhoda W. Southard . 
Anna E, McCavet . . . 
Lonise A. Branchaud . 
Adelaide B. Schryver 
Irene E. Moron ey .... 
Mary V. MeCavet .... 
Mabel H, Gleason , , . 
Mary A. Tully 



Grade 



Fifth 

Fourth 

Model Teacher 1st, 2nd and 

3d Grades 

Asst. Teacher 1st, 2nd and 

3d Grades 

First-Sixth 

Seventh 

Fifth-Sixth 

Third-Fourth ............... 

First-Second 

Seventh 

Ninth 

Eighth 

Sixth 

Fifth 

Third-Fourth 

Second 

First 



Where Educated 



Castleton Normal 

Rutland High School , 

Burlington High School 

Rutland Teacher Training Class 

Rutland Teacher Training Class 

Rutland High School 

St. Joseph's Academy 

Rutland Classical Institute 

Rutland High School 

Rutland High School 

St, Joseph's Academy 

Rutland High School 

Rutland High School 

St. Joseph's Academy 

St. Joseph's Academy 

Rutland High School 

St. Joseph 's Academy 



Salary 



425 


00 


1916 


575 


00 


1897 


675 


00 


1894 


195 


00 


1916 


425 


00 


191G 


650 


00 


1895 


500 


00 


1903 


500 


00 


1903 


575 


00 


1896 


750 


00 


1885 


050 


00 


1900 


600 


00 


1 896 


575 


00 


1895 


500 


00 


1908 


500 


00 


1905 


575 


00 


1896 


500 


00 


1905 



Service 
Began 



"Principal. 



LIST OF TEACHERS — Continued 



Name of 
School and Teacher 



Kingsley School 
*Louese R. MacFarlane 

Mary E, Hickey 

Lena C. Boss 

Katherinc M. Walsh . . 

School Street 
*Ellen Z. Mylott ...... 

Mary J, Moher 

Margaret S. Hulihan . . 

Lincoln School 

*Etta Franklin 

M. Kittie Crowley 
May E. McCormack . . . . 
Geraldine M. Lyston , . . 
M, Catherine Purcell . . 

Abbie E. Greaves 

Frances M. McCormack 

Ellen E. Dunn 

C. Marion Anderson . . 

Wafkins Avenue 

*Kate E. Lamb 

Anna R, Maughan 
Lizzie L McLaughlin , 



Grade 



Fourth-Fifth 

Third 

Second 
First 



Sixth -Seventh 
Fourth-Fifth . 
Second-Third 



Eighth 
Mnth . 
Seventh 
Sixth . 
Fifth . 
Fourth 
Third . 
Second 
First . . 



First-Second . . 
Seventh-Eighth 
Fifth-Sixth ... 



Where Educated 



Rutland High School 

Rutland High School 

Dana Institute 

St. Joseph's Academy 

Castleton Normal 

St. Joseph's Academy 

St, Joseph's Academy 

Rutland High School 

Oswego Normal 

Castleton Normal 

Rutland Teacher Training Class 

St. Joseph's Academy 

Rutland High School 

Castleton Normal 

St. Joseph's Academy 

Rutland High School 

St. Joseph's Academy 

Castleton Normal 

St. Joseph's Academy 



Salary 



625 


00 


1894 


525 


00 


1899 


J i *J 


jTfcn- 

w 




500 


00 


1903 


637 


50 


1893 


500 


00 


1905 


500 


00 


1903 


737 


50 


1893 


G25 


00 


1892 


550 


00 


1912 


475 


00 


1914 


500 


00 


1903 


500 


00 


1908 


500 


00 


1910 


500 


00 


1910 


500 


00 


1903 


650 


00 


1893 


575 


00 


1911 


500 


00 


1900 



Service 
Began 



"Principal. 



LIST [OF] TEACHERS— Concluded 



Name of 
School and Teacher 



Catherine C. McKcogh 

Parle Street 
"Mary E. Cannon . . . 

Mary E. Onion 

Eleanor T, Maughan . 
Agnes B. Crowley . . . 

Supervisors 
Charles V. H. Co an . 
Henry O. Halvorsen . 
Harris A. Amsden . . . 

Marion G, Lees 

May P. Tyrrell 

Belle W. Havward . . . 
Helen W. Clark 



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Grade 



Third-Fourth 

Sixth-Eighth 

Fourth-Fifth 

Second- Third 

First 

Supervisor Music 

Supervisor Manual Training 
Supervisor Wood Working . 

Supervisor Drawing 

Supervisor Domestic Science 
Supervisor Domestic Science 
Office Clerk 



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500 00 


1904 


St. Joseph 's Academy 


575 00 


1903 


Castleton Normal , . .", 


500 00 


1914 




500 00 


1914 




500 00 


1904 


St. John 'b Chapel, N. y. City. 


800 00 


1910 


New Hampshire College 


900 00 


1935 


Bradford Academy 


585 00 


1914 


Massachusetts Normal Art . . . 


800 00 


1911 


Skidmore School of Arts 


450 00 


1915 




450 00 


1915 


Rutland High School 


312 00 


1915 



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Report of the President of the Board 
of School Commissioners 



To the Citizens of the City of Rutland i 

In behalf of the Board of School Commissioners I here- 
with submit to you the customary report of the public schools 
of this city, the third report that I have had the honor of pre- 
senting. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

The Financial Statement for the year ending December 
31st, 1916, made by the Finance Committee of the School 
Board, is attached to this report. 

Tou will note that the gross receipts for the support of 
the public schools in this city for 1916 have been $67,663.49. 
Of tliis amount $55,272.84 was realized from city taxes, $2 r 
617.00 from the State, $3,271.50 from tuition, $1,066.00 from 
the sale of high school text books, $5,000 special bond 'issue 
and the remainder, $436.15 from sundries, ground rent and 
unexpended balance of the previous year. 

The total expenditures were $66,672.51. Of this amount 
$51,700.43 was paid for salaries, of which $3,595.91 was due 
in 1915, $3,728.17 for repairs on school buildings, $4,479.56 for 
fuel lights and power, $4,782.66 for text books and supplies, 
$449.58 for insurance on school property, and the balance, 
$1,532.11 for rent, printing, advertising and sundries, leaving 
a balance in the Treasury of $990.98. 

In accordance with the vote at the last annual city elec- 
tion, bonds to the amount of $20,000 were issued for permanent 
improvements on school buildings. Of this amount $15,000 
was for improvements on the High School Building to carry 
out the order of the State Board of Health and $14,924.46 of 
this amount has been expended, leaving a balance in the 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



Treasury of $75.54. $5,000 was for improvements on the 
Abraham Lincoln Building to complete two unfinished rooms 
and to enlarge and improve the heating, ventilating and sani- 
tary systems of the building. This appropriation has been en- 
tirely exhausted. 

On December 31st, 1916, additional bills to the amount of 
$5,803.96 had been incurred to be paid out of the school money 
of 1917 as follows;— $2,471,53 for one-half of December sal- 
aries carried over to 1917 for lack of funds ; $1,961.14 for re- 
pairs on school buildings; $1,070.89 for fuel and $261.99 for 
sundries. To meet these bills the School Board had to its 
credit on the above date an unexpended balance in the City 
Treasury of $1,066.52; fuel and new text books and supplies 
apprised at $3,743.58, an inventory of which was filed with 
the City Treasurer; one-half of annual rebates from the State 
amounting to $1,128.00 on account df employing a Superin- 
tendent of Schools and for maintaining Manual Training and 
Domestic Science Courses and for employing trained teachers; 
and $74.45 of miscellaneous assets ; making the total assets of 
the school department on December 31st, 1916, $6,012.55 as 
against its indebtedness on that date of $5,803.96, 

In my last year's report I showed that the indebtedness 
of the schools on December 31st, 1915, less cash in the Treasury, 
was $4,772.74; and my present report shows that the like in- 
debtedness of the schools on December 31st, 1916 was $4,737,- 
44, and on each date the School Board had to its credit assets 
which practically equalled the indebtedness at that time. The 
School Board, although receiving $5,000 (special bond issue) 
in addition to the usual receipts for maintaining the schools 
in 1916, failed to materially reduce its indebtedness. 

REASONS FOE PRESENT DEFICIT 

Early in 1914 the Park Street School Building was severely 
damaged by fire. In the summer of that year the State Board 
of Health served orders upon the Board of School Commis- 
sioners requiring certain specific improvements prior to Sep- 
tember 1st, 1915 on the Madison and High School Buildings. 



CITY OF RUTLAND 



141 



The School Board proceeded to make repairs on the Park 
Street School Building and the necessary improvements on 
the Madison School Building at an expenditure of more than 
$8,000 in excess of the insurance money received. The School 
Board was guided in its action by the belief that these im- 
provements were absolutely necessary in order to make these 
buildings suitable for school purposes and in order to avoid 
the expense and delay of a special city meeting. It was be- 
lieved that the city would reimburse the School Board for 
these extraordinary repairs if the school funds were not suf- 
ficient to maintain the schools. 

The School Board employed Richard D. Kimball Co., en- 
gineers of Boston, to make preliminary plans and estimates 
of the cost of the improvements on the High School Building 
called for under the order of the State Board of Health and 
the School Board asked the citizens at their annual city meet- 
ing in 1915 to authorize a Bond Issue of $25,000 to reimburse 
the School Board for a part of the money expended on the 
Madison and Park Street School Buildings, to make needed 
improvements on the Lincoln School Building by completing 
two unfinished school rooms and enlarging and improving the 
heating, ventilating and sanitary systems of that building and 
to make the improvements on the High School Building called 
for under the order of the State Board of Health. 

The citizens of Rutland did not grant this Bond Issue. 
The School Board petitioned the State Board of Health to 
extend the time within which the improvements on the High 
School Building might be made, and rather than have the 
High School Building closed the State Board of Health extend- 
ed the time to September 1st, 1916. As a result of the failure 
to secure additional money in 1915 the School Board was faced 
with a deficit December 31st of that year of $4,772.74. The 
request of the School Board for a Bond Issue for the purposes 
specified in the former year was renewed at the annual city 
meeting in 1916 and it was granted. 

The School Board at once proceeded to secure complete 
plans and specifications for the improvements on the High 



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School Building and advertised for bids a i**,*™ * 
.warded to M. H. McLaughHn of this cit y,' tht 1 « b dZ 
amounting to $7,774.36 for a portion nf tlL ■ ' 
the heating and ventilating v^ » tl^TS' °" 

• arranged for making the S£5*/£ u ^ 

for the improvements eontemnlZi V building and 
hniWhw; the work" lL S ' " Li,1P ° lQ 

1916 was not sufficient ni^ount 5S * dti2eUS in 
cost of materia] and 1 * W ^ advaMe in ^ 

special meeting fo Xw ^ *° fa b ^ a 

opening of the ,ch llf it Z T°n7' *" the 
or to complete hi'"' f tad * B » *» S(,,led ^ ««> 

aiternatiw and pie d d ZTl 1^^°^ «" ™°* 
condition. The su n of J 1074 £ , SK* * 
School Building and t. SSJ ?* ^ H ^ 

be met out of the i. t amounts had to 

draft in both a es SS£ t 7 ** over- 

of material and la > a ddi ' * tlle 

School Street 2 ? , " f ° tMs the f ™<* & the 

,-eat advance fc£ ox^ndrtnre, together with the 

l^ds caused the Sc mo Board tTtV ^ * * 

MORE MONET NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS 
.Ma, . hut at has no* become evident that in order 



CITY OF HUTLAXD 



US 



to keep the schools up to their present degree of efficiency it 
is absolutely necessary that more money be appropriated, and 
the School Board has therefore caused to be inserted in the 
warning for the coming annual meeting an article to authorize 
an increase of the tax rate for the support of schools hi 1917 
from 50c. to 55c. on the dollar of the Grand List. 

The chief causes which have made this increase in the 
tax rate for maintaining the schools in this city necessary are 
as follows 

L The growth of the city and school enrollment and 
the general increase in the salaries of teachers and jani- 
tors, due to more exacting demands and to the higher 
cost of living. 

2. The great increase in the cost of fuel, text-books 
and all school supplies, 

3. The large annual expenditures in repairing and 
equipping school buildings in order to bring them up to 
the demands of society and of the State, and in keeping 
the school property properly insured. 

4. The greatly reduced rebates from the State. 
These same conditions prevail generally throughout Ver- 
mont and New England, In fact very few communities of 
the size and wealth of Rutland have been able to keep down 
its tax rate for schools to our present limit. The following 
data are taken from the Report of the State Board of Edu- 
cation presented to the General Assembly now in session, 
which gives the average per cent for the past four years of 
the Grand List of the ten largest places in Vermont expended 
in the support of schools, other than construction of new 



buildings, as follows: — 

Rutland 50% 

Barre 71% 

Bennington I. D. 64% 

Brattleboro I. D 58% 

Burlington 48% 

Montpelier 52 % 



ANNUAL EEPORT 



Rockingham 55% 

Springfield 607c 

St. Albans 53% 

St. Johnsbury 60% 



Each of these places has found it necessary to ask an 
increase in the tax rates for the support of schools in 1917, 
which if granted will make their tax rates as follows: — 



Rutland 55% 

Earre 74% 

Bennington I. D 100% 

Brattleboro I. D 70% 

Burlington 55% 

'Montpelier 60"%. 

Rockingham 60 % 

Springfield 65% 

St. Albans 65% 

St. Johnsbury 70% plus 

$10,000 annually, if needed. 



Two of these places, Burlington aud St. Albans, have al- 
ready asked the present Legislature to amend their charters, 
raising their tax limits for the support of schools, to 55% 
and 65%, respectively. Again, although the cost of carrying 
on all public enterprises has greatly advanced in recent years, 
the tax rate for the support of the public schools in this 
city has for many years remained stationary, notwithstand- 
ing the fact that the ratio of school money received from the 
State to the school money appropriated by the city has grad- 
ually dropped to 4.7% in 1916 from 10.4%, the general aver- 
age for the eight preceding years. While on the other hand 
to meet other municipal expenses in this city the tax rate 
has increased from $1.10 in 1910 to $1.30 in 1916. 

Should the increase in the city's appropriation be grant- 
ed this year it is possible that the cost of fuel, supplies and 



CITY OF RUTLAND 



145 



repairs may decrease, or the valuation of the city be raised 
so that it will not be necessary to continue the higher rate 
longer than one or two years. 

In case the increase is not granted the School Board is 
unable to see any way to carry on the schools without radical 
reorganization of our school system. Since this reduction of 
expenses cannot go into effect until July 1st, in order to give 
the necessary relief it will then be absolutely necessary to 
lower salaries and eliminate several or- all of the special 
courses, to lessen or cancel insurance and to limit repairs. 

The Finance Committee of the School Board has consid- 
ered two Budgets for 1917 ; one based on the present expense 
of the schools, which calls for an expenditure in 1917, in- 
cluding the deficit in 1916, of $7,726.79 in excess of the estim- 
ated school receipts; the other limits the expenditures in 1917 
to the estimated school receipts of this year. In order to 
conduct the schools under the latter Budget it will be neces- 
sary to grant no increases in salaries, to cancel the renewal 
of $27,400 insurance on school property, to purchase fuel and 
supplies only to December 31, 1917 and to eliminate for one 
year at. least the following: Manual Training, Domestic Sci- 
ence, Music, Drawing, Elocution, a new teacher in the High 
School, an assistant teacher in the Teacher Training Class, 
medical inspection. It will also be necessary to put the 
Truant Officer on half time and discontinue the Gilrain 
Avenue School. 

We might have followed the example of Burlington and 
St. Albans and applied to the General Assembly for an amend- 
ment to our City Charter raising the amount to be appropri- 
ated for school purposes without a vote of the people ; but we 
chose to lay the matter fully before the people and let them 
say whether they will raise the appropriation by an increase 
of 5% or whether they prefer to have us lower the standard 
of our schools, eliminate several branches of instruction, re- 
duce the number of teachers, discontinue one of our schools, 
abandon medical inspection, let our school buildings go un- 
insured, and deny increase in salaries to deserving teachers 

(10) 



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ANNUAL EEPORT 



who already receive less than in several other places in the 
State. 

It is for you to say at the March election whether yon 
wish to take a step backward to the discredit of Rutland, 
or whether you will authorize us to continue our efforts to 
make the schools of Rutland the pride of the city. The re- 
sult of a failure to vote the extra appropriation would be so 
disastrous to our schools that the School Board cannot be- 
lieve that the citizens of Rutland would allow such a condi- 
tion of affairs to arise. 

* 

CONCLUSION 

We are pleased to report continued progress in the school 
work in this city during the past year and the Board takes 
this opportunity to re-affirm its confidence in the* general 
management and efficiency of the schools and its appreciation 
of all who have contributed during the past year in making 
them so successful and asks of the citizens of Rutland the 
same loyalty and liberality toward the schools which has been 
accorded to them in past years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARVELLE C. WEBBER, 
President of the Board of School Commissioners. 

Rutland, Vt., February 13th, 1917. 



Financial Statement 

For the Year Ending December 31st, 1916 



RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand January 1, 1916 $61 36 

State rebate Supt. of Schools 1,800 00 

State rebate manual training 200 00 

State rebate domestic science 200 00 

State rebate on repairs 300 00 

State rebate trained teacher 117 00 

Tuition collected 3,271 50 

Ground rent 18 00 

Sale of High School text books 1,066 00 

Bond issue (special) 5,000 00 

Incidentals 356 79 

City appropriation 1916 55,272 84 



$67,663 49 

EXPENDITURES 

Salaries 1916 $48,104 52 

Salaries 1915 3,595 91 

Printing and advertising 232 69 

Insurance 449 58 

Repairs 3,728 17 

Supplies 2,938 11 

Fuel and lights 4,479 56 

Text books 1,844 55 

Rent 218 47 

Sundries 1,080 95 

$66,672 51 

Balance unexpended December 31st, 1916 $990 98 



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A^OTTJAL EEPOBT 



High School, construction account (bond issue) ... $15,000 00 
Rebates on material returned ' 65 34 



. $15,065 34 

Warrants paid 34 989 80 



Balance unexpended December 31st, 1916 $75 54 

Lincoln School, construction account (bond issue) $5 000 00 
Warrants paid $5 ^ 000 Q0 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES H. LANDON, 
HARVEY R. KINGSLEY, 
BARTLEY J. COSTEL-LO, 

Finance Committee of the Board of School Commissioners. 



Report of the Superintendent 
of Public Schools 



To the Board of School Commissioners and City Council of the 
City of Rutland: 

In accordance with the regulations of your honorable 
Board, and the requirements of the City Charter, I herewith 
present my eleventh annual report of the schools of this city. 

POPULATION AND VALUATION". 



Population of the city, 1916 (estimated) 16,000 00 

Grand list of the city, 1916 8110,502 68 

Value of school proj>erty (estimated) 2SO,000 00 

Children between the ages of S and 18, August 15, 1916 

Males 1,347 

Females 1,516 



Total 2,890 

Children between 6 arid 8 years, August 15, 1916 75(5 

Children between 8 and 10 years, August 15, 1916 1,000 

Children between 16 and 18 years, August 15, 1916 234 



Total 2,890 



ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE SINCE SEPT. 1, 1916. 



Number enrolled in public schools 2,183 

Average . membership in public schools "2,007. 8 

Average daily attendance in public schools *1,923 . 1 

Enrollment in parochial schools 730 

Enrollment in other private schools 125 

Enrollment in public and private schools. 3,038 

Less pupils enrolled twice 11 



Net total enrollment 3,027 



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ANNUAL RE POET 



SCHOOL CENSUS OF CHILDREN 
Between the Ages of Six and Eighteen Years 
October 1, 1916. 



Ward 


Males 


Females 


Totals 


1 


118 


165 


283 


2 t 


173 


178 


351 


3 


97 


89 


186 


4 ...v wv*-«'*<v~- » ** Aft* 


42 


36 


78 


5. 


109 


130 


239 


6 


185 


209 


394 




167 


188 


365 


8....w^,. 


138 


114 


252 




100 


134 


234 




152 


139 


291 


11 


93 


124 


217 


Totals, 1916 

Totals, 1915 

Totals, 1914 

Totals, 19]2 

Totals, 1911 5 


1374 

1446 ' 

1581 

1341 

1539 

1558 


1516 
1622 
1071 
1648 
1574 
1584 


2890 
3068 
3252 
3189 
3113 
3142 



TABLE OF ATTENDANCE IX PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM 
SEPTEMBER 1, 1916, TO FEBRUARY I, 1917. 









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Schools 


£ 
r* 


s 

1 

K 


Average 
Member 


Average 
Attend a 


«1| 

Ph<3 M 


High School 


17 


462 


442 


(■i 


427.9 


96.7 




8 


307 


277 





202.0 


94.5 


Gikain Avenue 


1 


16 


15 





14.7 


94.2 


Madison 


4 


144 


129 





123.9 


95.6 


Longfellow 

Kingsley. 

School Street 


s 

1 
3 


320 
146 
107 


286 
138 
92 


5 
2 
7 


275.4 
130.0 
88.9 


96.1 
94.7 
95.9 


Lincoln 


9 


369 


332 


! 


318.8 


95.9 


Walking Avenue 


4 


160 


151 


Q 


145.2 


96.1 


Park Street 


4 


152 


142 


2 


134.5 


94.5 


Special Teachers 


7 












Totals, 1916-17 


69 


2183 


2007 


s 


1923.1 


'95.8 


Totals, 1915-16 


68 


2202 


2009 


6 


1917.7 


95.4 


Totals, 1914-15 


65 


2281 


2071 


6 


19S3.6 


95. S 


Totals, 1913-14 


64 


2284 


2092 


7 


1981.8 


94.7 


Totals, 1912-13 


63 


2251 


2053 


4 


1949.2 


94.9 


Totals, 1911-12 


64 


2172 


2003 


.8 


1901.7 


94.9 



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151 



ENROLLMENT, MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE FOR THE 
NATURAL SCHOOL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1916. 



Schools 



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CD 

M 



I 



m 



High School 

Dana 

Gilrain Avenue. . 

Madison 

Longfellow 

Kingsley 

School Street. . , . 

Lincoln 

Watkins Avenue . 

Park St reet 

Special Teachers. 

Totals, 1915-16 
Totals, 1914-15 
Totals, 1913-11 
Totals, 1912-13 
Totals, 1911-12 
Totals, 1910-11 



16 


467 


431.0 


408.6 


94.8 


6 


280 


204.0 


247.0 


93.6 


1 


is 


15.0 


13.8 


92. 


4 


165 


158. 1 


147.4 


93.2 


8 


313 


294.1 


280.7 


95.4 


5 


182 


107.5 


157.0 


93.7 


4 


114 


104. 9 


99.3 


94.8 


S 


318 


286.7 


272.2 


94.9 


4 


169 


152.7 


145.5 


95.3 


4 
8 


138 


131.8 


124.7 


94.6 


68 


2168 


2005 . 8 


1S96.2 


94.5 


05 


2215 


2055.0 


1947.3 


94.7 


65 


2234 


2060.0 


1940. 8 


94.2 


63 


2223 


2003. 1 


1888.9 


94,2 


63 


2147 


1989.3 


1872.3 


94. 1 


64 


2158 


1948.6 


1825.2 


93.7 



General Average of the State, 1915-10 93. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

For the Natural School Year Ending June 30, 1916. 

Total expenditures for all the schools $62,039 44 

Total current expenditures on High School including oidinary 

repairs and equipment, but less book rebate 19,469 12 

Total current expenditures oh Grade pSchools. 42,570 32 

Average cost per pupil based on membership '. 30 93 

Average cost per High School pupil based on membership 45 17 

Average cost per grad e pupil based on membership 27 03 

Expense for free text books and supplies lass rebates 3,716 66 

Expense per pupil based on average membership 1 85 



The above statistics are based upon the latest returns to 
the City Clerk and to the Commissioner of Education. Com- 
pared with corresponding data in my last year's report they 



ANNUAL EEPOET 



show that the school enrollment, membership and attendance 
during the present school year are practically the same as dur- 
ing the prevmus year. The school census taken last August 
shows a decrease in the number of children, but this is due to 
a change m the State law requiring the enumeration of chil- 
dren between six and eighteen years of age instead of between 
five and eighteen years of age as under the former law The 
real decrease from this cause is largely offset by the norma 
mcrease m the school population due to the growth of the c"y 
The decrease m school enrollment in certain buildings is quif 
narked due to the fact that a larger number of children n 

£d£fSl S ? S PrlVate SCh00ls ' OT W ™^ from 

the city Ihe decrease due to such causes does not materially 

f ee i t C ° S , ° f mamta ^ the schools' in those buildings 

one case imP ° SSlble ^ ^ 5 

ten J73 ^ K P T nt kW raiSing the age Umit of scI ^ en- 
n the first and second grades has been marked, and the pro- 
ficiency of those scholars at the end of the school year shows 

wasTwer" ** * ^ ™ * - S 

tiM T ent ^ in f ° ree Md the f ™ ds of the 

School Board warrant I recommend a careful investigation 
whether or not it be advisable to re-establish a limited luimVe" 
of kindergarten grades in connection with the first grade in the 
larger sehoo buildings or adopt a system of semi-annual en! 
lollment and promotions; This system of promotions exists 
geneially m large towns and cities and is much more flexible 
than annual promotions. 

Official reports of the United States Commissioner of Edu- 
cation and of School Boards in noted educational centers are 
clear that the percent of failures of promotion in the first 
grad^are diminished 50% where Kindergarten Schools are 
maintained ; and m many snch centers Kindergarten Schools 
have recently been established or the system greatly extended. 



OITY OF RUTLAND 



It is also a well established fact that mueh more rapid 
advancement is made and fewer misfits are found in places 
granting semi-annual promotions. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

The total resources for the schools during the fiscal year 
ending December 31st, 1916, were $67,663,49, and the expendi- 
tures were $66,672.51, leaving an unexpended balance in the 
City Treasury of $1,066.52. There also had been contracted 
additional bills to the amount of $5,803.96 chargeable to the 
school accounts of 1916 which for lack of funds were carried 
over to 1917. After deducting the unexpended balance in the 
City Treasury and not anticipating State rebates and other 
estimated assets, there existed on December 31, 1916, a deficit 
in the School Department of $4,737.44, which was $35.30 less 
than the corresponding deficit in 1915. 

The causes of this deficit in the school department have 
been fully discussed in the Report of the President of the 
School Board and further explanation or comment does not 
seem to be necessary. 

MORE MONEY NEEDED 

The President has also discussed in his report the finan- 
cial conditions that confront the School Board during the 
present year, and has shown that the only solution without 
lowering the standard of efficiency in the schools is slightly to 
increase the school appropriation. It should be remembered 
by the citizens that the tax for the support of schools in this 
city has been for many years lower than that in most towns 
and cities of New England of the wealth and population of 
Rutland. In the Report of the State Board of Education to 
the present General Assembly the average annual per cent of 
the Grand List raised and expended during the past four 
years for the support of schools other than the construction 
of new buildings is given as 59.9% for Rutland County and 
64.7% for the State, while for many years the tax rate in 



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Rutland for this purpose has remained at 50%. This same 
report shows that of the 274 towns and incorporated school 
districts in the State the average annual rate of taxation for 
the support of schools in Rutland during the past four years 
was with five exceptions the lowest in Rutland County and 
with thirty-two exceptions the lowest in the State. The five 
towns in Rutland County appropriating a lower average per 
cent for the support of schools were Clarendon, Mendon, Mt. 
Tabor, Proctor and West Haven ; and the thirty-two towns and 
incorporated school districts appropriating a lower average 
per cent were almost without exception the smallest and poor- 
est towns in the State. 

. Again, the average per cent of the grand list expended 
during the past four years for school purposes other than the 
construction of new school buildings in the ten largest towns 
and cities in the State except Burlington exceeded the average 
per cent so expended in this city by 8.1%, but Burlingbon has 
now asked for an increase from 50% to 55% on the dollar of 
her Grand List for the support of her schools for this present 
year and has also petitioned the present legislature to amend 
her charter by raising the maximum of her school tax to 55%. 
The average school tax for the past four years in these ten 
largest towns and cities was 57.1% and all of these places have 
now asked "for an increase in their school tax rates for 1917, 
so that the average per cent asked for this year will be 67.4%, 
The causes which have made an increase in the school tax 
rate in this city imperative do not differ in the main from those 
operating in nearly every community in Vermont and New 
England, namely higher qualifications for service and the 
higher cost of living, more exacting demands of the state and 
society in the maintenance and care of school property, and 
the increasing proportion of expense to be borne by the local 
community. In view of the present needs of the schools it 
seems proper to consider whether a budget could be adopted 
which would reduce the expenses of our schools and still main- 
tain their efficiency. In any school budget the greatest and 
most important item of expense is the salaries of teachers and 

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janitors. This item alone should call for about 80% of the 
total expenditures in any school system. The average expendi- 
tures for salaries in our school system for the last four years 
have been 74.47c of the total expenditure for the support of 
schools. 

According to Bradstreet's report and the estimates of the 
National Life Insurance Co., of Vermont, two of the highest 
authorities on financial matters in this country, the rising 
prices for living have been such that the dollar of last year 
means only SO cts. at present prices, that of 1910 only 75 ets., 
and that of 1904 only 52 cts. In the face of such statements 
by such authorities can the School Board of Rutland consider 
for a moment the decrease of the present schedule of salaries? 
It is impossible to think of any decrease in salaries in any 
department of this city except by reducing the number of 
employees and this cannot be done in the school department 
without seriously impairing the efficiency of our schools. 

Again, our City Charter, Section 195, requires the City 
Council to provide and maintain suitable school houses for the 
accommodation of all the public schools in this eity. Section 
200 requires the City Council to annually appropriate for the 
use of the public schools such sums of money as shall be re* 
commended by the Board of School Commissioners not to ex- 
ceed 50c. on the dollar of the Grand List of the city except 
that the legal voters of the eity may authorize an appropria- 
tion in. excess of that amount. 

Here is an apparent discrepancy in our city charter. If 
the buildings are to be maintained and properly insured out 
of the tax of 50c. on the dollar of the Grand List, only the 
remainder of that tax can be used for the support of schools 
which reduces our school appropriation to sueh an extent that 
the charter denies the necessary funds for conducting the 
schools, and it should at once be amended. If the true purport 
of the Charter is that the 50e, on the dollar of the Grand List 
is to be used exclusively for the support of the schools other 
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diverting school money appropriated for the support of schools 
to the maintenance and protection of school property. 

The reports of this city show that during the last ten years 
the School Board has expended out of the 50c. tax for the sup- 
port of schools $35,035.97 for repairs, $4,560.45 for insurance 
on school property, a total of $39,596.42. This apparent in- 
consistency or lack of clearness in the Charter should at once 
be corrected by an amendment so that its meaning in this 
respect shall he absolutely clear and definite. 

Again, by the school law which went into effect July 1st, 
1915, the amount of money received from the State dropped 
from $6,238.85 in 1915 to $2,617.00 in 1916 and this latter 
amount is not likely in the future to be materially increased 
under the present law. In other words to keep up the school 
receipts this city must annually appropriate an additional sum 
of $3,737.44 to offset the decreased rebates from the State. 
Under present conditions it is absolutely impossible to conduct 
the schools in this city during 1917 under any budget that 
will not exceed the estimates of school receipts without radi- 
cally re-organizing our system and since this re-organization 
cannot go into effect before July 1st it will then be imperative 
to make sweeping reductions in school expenses to bring them 
within the estimated receipts and as a result the schools must 
suffer to an extent almost beyond calculation. 

It would seem, therefore, imperative, if the schools in 
this city are to be maintained in their present degree of effi- 
ciency, that the legal voters of the city must authorize an 
increase in the school tax rate as asked for by the Board of 
School Commissioners. 

TEACHING FORCE 

The teaching force in the grades lias met with few changes 
during the paBt year. Several vacancies occurred in the 
High School faculty but these positions were satisfactorily 
filled. The teaching force of the city is exceptionally strong 
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high plain of efficiency. Thirty-two teachers now hold Life 
Certificates which show that they have taught in this State in 
excess of five hundred weeks. 

The State Board of Education has recently adopted a 
new system of certification and urges all teachers to qualify 
under that plan. While their present certificates continue in 
force for the period for which they were granted it is de- 
sirable that the teachers of this city should qualify under the 
new system as recommended by the Commissioner of Educa- 
tion. 

Reference was made in my last year's report to the fact 
that thirty-three of the fifty-five teachers employed in this city 
ten years ago, were still teaching here. It is gratifying to be 
able to restate this fact after the lapse of another year. This 
is a record of permanency that the city can be proud of and 
is doubtless not exceeded in any city in the State and possibly 
not in New England. 

Our teachers are now working under a schedule of sal- 
aries based not upon time service but upon efficiency and merit. 
The School Board has in no case decreased salaries and re- 
grets that for lack of funds it has been unable to grant more 
increases. As far as the school funds will warrant the Board 
is inclined to grant increases in a just and reasonable maimer 
to make the salary commensurate with the efficiency of the 
teacher and with the character of the service rendered. 

In view of the high character of our teaching force and 
the permanency that has been maintained in the past I see no 
reason why the By-Laws of the Board should not make it 
possible to elect teachers after a period of probation to hold 
their positions as long as they continue to maintain a high 
standard of good behavior and efficiency. This plan appeal's 
to work -well in other places and I see no reason why it could 
not be adopted with safety in this city and thus cause a feeling 
of permanency in the teaching force which would be of great 
value to the schools. I trust that the School Board will give 
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Since preparing my last annual report the teachers ot 
Rutland County have held in this city two conventions: one 
last May with an attendance of about 350, the other in Janu- 
ary with an attendance of about 400. The teachers of the 
Comity are of the opinion that such County conventions should 
be held during the winter months rather than during the busy 
periods near the close of the school year and for this reason 
the convention for the present year was held earlier than 
formerly. 

PENSIONS 

The interest of the teachers and their friends in this city 
and throughout the State in securing some workable plan for 
pensioning deserving and incapacitated teachers has not 
abated. Within the year the teachers of this city have volun- 
tarily contributed $100 to the State Retirement Fund, making 
the total contribution from Rutland to that Fund $1,865. The 
Retirement Fund as of March 1st, amounts to $31,762.61. It 
is hoped that the special committee appointed at the Conven- 
tion of the Vermont State Teachers' Association held in Rut- 
land two years ago will be able to secure some legislation at 
the present session of the General Assembly that will supple- 
ment or supplant the present pension law and that some plan 
may be devised which will make it possible to grant pensions 
in the near future. Such a measure cannot fail of the sup- 
port of our teachers and citizens since no city or town in the 
State can show a higher per cent of faithful and efficient 
teachers who after long sendee are entitled to such benefits 
as a system of pensions can bring them. 

CONTINUATION AND EVENING SCHOOLS 

For the past eleven summers the School Board has main- 
tained a continuation or summer school for four weeks for 
the benefit of those who failed of regular promotion in the 
Intermediate and Grammar Grades. About 70% of those fail- 
ing in those grades have thus made up their deficiencies and 



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received promotion to the next higher grade, on trial, and 
about 80% of those securing such promotions have made their 
grade the subsequent year. By this means, on an average from 
fifty to sixty children each year have been able to save one 
year of time in school, and at an insignificant expense to the 
city compared with the cost of repeating a grade. 

The Principal of the High School has now recommended 
that this plan be extended to that school as a means of re- 
moving conditions and the repeating of courses. 

The value of such continuation schools for scholars fail- 
ing in the grades has been demonstrated and I favor adopting 
that plan in the High School. 

Through the efforts of the Educational Committee of the 
Rutland Woman's Club, funds were raised and placed in* the 
hands of the School Board to defray the expenses of run- 
ning a public Evening School during the present whiter. This 
school is free and open to all persons above compulsory school 
age. The school opened January 2nd, and forty-seven persons, 
chiefly of foreign parentage, have thus far been enrolled. Con- 
sidering the uncertainty of having such a school, and the late- 
ness in opening it, the attendance has been good and the in- 
terest and progress of the pupils excellent, 

I trust that it may be possible to maintain such a school 
next season and that it start at least two months earlier and 
that it may appeal not only to foreigners but to all persons 
above compulsory school age who may wish to review or to 
continue their studies. 

HIGH SCHOOL 

The High School Building has been improved within the 
year at an expense of about $16,500. The character of these 
repairs which were largely phunbing and metal work made it 
impossible to keep the expense within the estimates of the 
Board and the appropriation of the city, on account of the 
great advance in the cost of labor and of all building material. 
The advance in the prices of materials used was very marked, 



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in some cases reaching as high as 200%, so that the total cost 
to the city for improving the building was at least 25%. greater 
than if the work had been done one year earlier when the 
original estimates were made and the appropriation requested. 

The Building Committee has given much personal atten- 
tion to these improvements and has endeavored to put the 
building in first-class condition in all particulars and make it 
suitable for housing the second largest High School in the 
State. The citizens and tax-payers of the city are earnestly 
invited to inspect the building and pass judgment whether 
their money has been wisely and economically expended. Judg- 
ment without a personal inspection of the work is obviously 
unfair and unjust. v 

Seventeen teachers on full time and six teachers on part 
time ase now employed in the school. The enrollment since 
September 1st has been 462, seventy-nine of these being tuition 
pupils drawn from seventeen different towns. 

The work in the school is taking on a more businesslike 
and serious character, resulting in better scholarship and a 
deeper appreciation of the worth of an education. 

The Superintendent commends the management and work 
of the school and bespeaks for both the approval of the entire 
community. 

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 

During the past year Junior High Schools have been es- 
tablished in many towns and cities in New England. The 
plan originated in the West but is receiving much encourage- 
ment in the East, The Junior High School is strongly en- 
dorsed by the United States Commissioner of Education and 
by our Commissioner. Eleven such schools are now in opera- 
tion in Vermont and twenty-three applications for the estab- 
lishment of such schools next year have been received by the 
State School Department. The State Board of Education has 
employed a Supervisor for Junior High Schools and is giving 



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substantial financial encouragement to the maintenance of 

SU ^he general plan if such a school were established in Rut- 
land would be to bring together the scholars of the seventh 
and L **fe grades in one centrally located building , to ehm- 
^ate the ni^th grade and leave the High School as at present 
conducted. 

Under this plan it would be possible: 

Ist-to obtain departmental teaching by teachers well pre- 
pared in their line of work. 

2nd-to provide an opportunity for pupils to specialize 
to some degl in accordance with the pupils ability and best 

' 3rd-to eliminate a large amount of irrelevant material 
from the course and to emphasize the practical subjects, both 
college preparatory and pre -vocational. 

4th-to interest pupils in such a vital and 
TO that more of them will continue in school or a l nger 
period and to give those who drop out early the land of try- 
ing which will be most valuable to them. 

The annual expense in conducting such a Junior High 
Sehol n Rutland would be no greater than under the present 
sv em except for some needed improvements in one school budd- 
Sr The members of our present teaching force would be able, 
in „ lar „ e degree to perform the work in the school. 

Se State at present contributes annually $500 to aid each 
Junior High School and it is possible that this amount wdd 
be increased next year. The State also gives $400 to ^ each 
school teaching agriculture and Home Econom ics. tM i the 
Smith Hughes bill which has been passed by both houses ot 
clg e^ Rutland would share in the $20,000 State and Fed- 
eral aid allowed to Vermont on account of industnal education. 

The Board has alreadv passed a resolution calhng for an 
inveSa^n and report Z 5 the advisability of estabbshmg 
such a school in this city. 
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SPECIAL REPORTS 

Annexed to this report will be found those of the Prin- 
cipal of the High School, Supervisor of Music, Supervisor of 
Drawing, Supervisor of Manual Training, Supervisors of Dom- 
estic Science, Principal of the Teacher-Training Class, Medi- 
cal Inspector and Truant Officer. 

We ask your careful attention to these reports which srive 
a general idea of the scope of work done in these various de- 
partments. 

CONCLUSION 

In closing this report I again make hearty acknowledg- 
ment of the unfailing courtesy, good will and assistance so 
generally extended to me during the past year hy all with 
whom I have been associated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID B. LOCKE, 
Superintendent of Schools. 

Rutland, Vermont. 
February 15, 1917. 



Report of the Principal of the 
High School 



To Mr. David B. Locke, Superintendent of Schools \ 

Although I have not been connected with the High School 
long enough to make a detailed report of conditions, I do feci 
prepared to make a few rather general recommendations. It is 
my purpose to make such a detailed report before the end of the 
year, and more specific recommendations for increasing the 
usefulness of the sehool to the community. 

First of all, I wish to thank you and the Board for en- 
thusiastic co-operation in an effort to secure good work. 
The thanks of the school are also due to the parents, who, with- 
out exception, have responded to our requests for assistance 
in the cases of students who were not doing their best work. 
The Parent-Teacher Association has been active in promoting 
the usefulness of the school, and, among other things, has made 
it possible for us to have a new cyclopedia, which was very 
much needed. We have appreciated their attitude of helpful- 
ness. 

Scholarship. Most of the students have made an honest 
effort to get the most out of their studies. In a few cases stu- 
dents have preferred to spend their time in school to poor 
advantage, and their evenings away from home instead of 
studying. We have expected about ten hours of work a week 
outside of school, and a considerable part of the failures in 
school will be found among the students who have not done this. 
Our course of study is so inflexible, that there are many misfits 
in the school, and teachers are compelled to do a great amount 
of unprofitable work, while brighter students are retarded and 
slow ones are forced beyond their capacity or compelled to fail. 
I trust our course of study may soon be made more elastic and 



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that the individual student may be so placed as to allow him to 
receive the maximum benefit from the High School, regardless 
of his capacity or vocational purposes. 

Student Activities. While the supreme effort of the year 
has been in the direction of scholarship, the students have found 
time to do credit to the school in other directions. Under Mr. 
O'Brien's direction, and with the assistance of Mr. Kingsley, 
our athletics have been fairly successful, and above all, clean 
and gentlemanly. The Oread has been published creditably, 
and we have now a senior play in preparation. Musical inter- 
est has increased and we have a chorus of 150 voices and an 
orchestra of eleven pieces. We should have a slightly larger 
appropriation for music to keep up this interest next year. Mr. 
Coan is planning to have the school give a musical entertain- 
ment in the near future. 

Course of Study. At present there are two main currents 
in the school, one toward college preparation, and one toward 
office work. There is no reason why a boy or girl who intends 
to follow some other line of work should not have the same 
chance for an education that is suited to his needs as these two 
classes. As it. is, at least a third of the students are pursuing 
courses for which they are not fitted and are receiving a mini- 
mum of benefit where they are entitled to a maximum. I do 
not mean that we should offer strictly vocational courses yet, 
hut that a student should be placed in work so arranged that 
he can do his best work all of the time. The designation of 
courses should be discontinued, and only one diploma should 
be granted by the school. By this means we should take out 
of commercial courses many students who never would be effi- 
cient office help and direct them into lines of effort where they 
could he successful. We should remove from the college pre- 
paratory sections very many who have no inclination or apti- 
tude for that type of work and set them to work in lines that 
will help them fit into life where they can be of most value to 
themselves and the community. 

Incidentally, this would largely dispose of the problem of 
discipline. The High School is not properly a part of the 



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city's Police Department, and every minute of time wasted in 
securing discipline is just so much loss in the efficiency of the 
school as an instrument of education. In almost every case, 
if a boy's work is arranged in line with his ability and inclina- 
tion, the problem of discipline is reduced to a minimum. 

Teachers. I find the teachers absolutely competent, de- 
voted to their work and loyal to the school. They are as good 
a body of teachers as I have ever seen. During this year they 
have co-operated to make the best out of the school that could 
be made. By correspondence with the principals and super- 
intendents of other schools I find that they have worked more 
hours, taught more students per teacher, and done more work 
outside of school than the teachers of any other fair-sized sehool 
in Vermont. And this cheerfully, even though the average pay, 
of the women teachers at least, is considerably below that of 
nearly all the other large schools of the state. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the course of study be revised, doing away with 
the artificial distinction in courses, and that each student's 
work be arranged according to some group of subjects that 
will enable him to be best fitted for the thing he wishes to do 
when, he gets through school; and that the same kind of a 
diploma be given to all graduates of the school. 

2. That work in music done outside of sehool under prop- 
erly qualified teachers, approved by the sehool, be given credit 
according to the amount done, not to' exceed three points in 
any one year. The school should reserve the right to give ex- 
aminations in this subject in all cases. 

3. That the work of the teachers be reduced to the point 
where it can be done well without impairing health and effi- 
ciency. To do this, and to make the course of study more 
adapted to the needs of the city, that we extend the work in 
Domestic Science to five hours a week for the first two years,, 
with a view of extending it into the third and fourth years 
when we have students prepared to take it. This will give 



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credit enough for the course so a girl can take Domestic Science 
&S a regular subject in place of some other, instead of in addi- 
tion to a full course as at present. It Mill help reduce the 
number of students in some classes and make the Domestic 
Science course worth while. At present the time allowed for 
it is so small that it amounts to little, and the credit allowed 
1S so small that, it is more of a burden than a help to the 
student, if it cannot be expanded, it should be discontinued. 
The additional cost in material would not exceed $300. 

The course in Political Economy, which now exists on 
paper only, should actually be given, and it should be made 
possibly for students to take it. 

additional teacher should be engaged, who can teach 
Mechanical Drawing, and a course should be established ex- 
tending through two years, five periods a week. This in reality 
will not cost anything, for an additional teacher is imperative- 
ly needed, and one can be hired to teach this subject as well 
as any other. In addition to being one of the best courses any 
school (. an gi vt , f or fa e< 3 uca tional value, such a course will 
enable us to fit students as well as the colleges are now fitting 
them to take places in the machine shops and various drafting 
rooms of the city. 

These changes and additions trill make it possible to reduce 
the work of the teachers to about twenty-five periods a week 
of recitation and five in the study hall. Even this is more than 
has been required here prior to this year, and is far in excess 
of what is demanded in most schools of this size. More than 
this can be done only through impairing the health of the 
teachers or offering the students a poor quality of teaching. 

4. The pay of the teachers should be increased so that 
it will be somewhere nearly commensurate with the service 
rendered. 

§« For the present year at least, a summer school should 
be maintained during the month of July, to allow students who 
are slightly below the point where they can continue their 
work successfully to make up their deficiencies. These are the 
students who are misfits in school, and those who have not at- 



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tended properly to their work since they have been in the 
school. Many cases are those of upperclass students who began 
failing in their first year and have never entirely caught up. 
It might be advisable to make a moderate tuition charge for this 
work. At any rate, such a school should save for the High 
School a good 'many students, and be an actual saving in money 
to the city by preventing repetition of work. It costs the city 
about ten dollars every time a student is compelled to repeat a 
single subject. The expense of taking care of these repeaters 
has been over a thousand dollars this year. Pour teachers work- 
ing half time for a month could take care of this work, at little 
or no expense to the city. 

I have made these recommendations with the idea they 
should not. in any way conflict with any plans that may later 
be made for incorporating a junior high school in our system. 
Such a readjustment of work will fit even better under the ju- 
nior and senior high school plan than with our present isystem. 

Bespectfully submitted, 

EDWAKD S. ABBOTT, 

Principal. 



December 31, 1916. 



Report of the Supervisor of Music 



To Mr, David B. Locke, Superintendent of Schools-. 

The following is nry repo rt m supervisor of music for the 
year endmg December 31st, 1916. 

The study of music in the schools during the past year has 
not differed greatly from that of previous years h " arly 
every school a little better spirit and ability is perceptible S 
year to year although there i S occasionally a setback if a class 
bappens to be largely composed of unmusical children We 
have measured a little nearer to the mark than formerly in the 
matter of sight readmgW songs with parts and acconinying 
words. Several classes have done creditable work of this Mnd 
and each success gives inspiration for greater effort 

About the middle of the Winter Term 1916 an entertain 
mm was given by the combined Parent-Teacher Associations" 
each school contributing either musical numbers, recitations or 
dances, and at the close of the term a complimentary recital 
ttN ^ven by three of the eighth grades in the Assembly Hall 

ments These public occasions serve the very useful our 
pose of gmng incentive to the pupils, and the unfailing interest 
ot parents and friends is always a delightful feature 

Music for the County Teachers' Convention last Mav was 
contributed by selected singers from the eighth and ninth grades 
of the Lincoln and Longfellow .school*. The usual Pre-Memorial 
Day exercises of the grades were held in the Assembly Hall ard 
the smging was fully up to the standard of other years and 
the same can be said of the Commencement exercises of the 
ninth grades. The High School chorus did better work than 
usual at their Graduation exercises. Soon after the opening- 
of the Pall Term we had the benefit of several fine demrarn™ 
tions of the use of the educational records for the Victrola 
The immediate interest which these records aroused in both 
pupils and teachers was extremely gratifying, and showed how 



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great a field of usefulness is covered by these wonderful instru- 
ments. Through the kindness of Parent-Teacher Societies the 
Abraham Lincoln school has just been provided with a Vie- 
trola, and the Longfellow school is soon to be similarly equipped. 
The records to be chosen for these schools will be largely from 
the educational list so well demonstrated early in the season. 
It is a matter for congratulation that a goodly number of High 
School pupils have chosen to elect music. These pupils, as well 
as the entire school, are greatly in need of new music at Assem- 
bly and if their interest is to be retained we should have im- 
mediately sufficient copies of some inexpensive song book to 
place in the hands of every pupil, making them responsible for 
its condition and return. A larger number of pupils than usual 
have been enrolled in the orchestra. They are interested work- 
ers and if they continue through the course should become a 
body of no small importance in the activities of the school. We 
have this year six violins, one 'cello, two clarinets, and one 
cornet, with others in prospect before the end of the year. 

In the effort to keep abreast of the times and give children 
the benefit of the best possible text books, we are trying out 
Book 1 of the New Progressive Series, in the primary grades 
of Dana School. It may seem advisable gradually to substitute 
this series for the Modern, as it has many points to commend 
it. During the Winter Term the girls of the Teacher Training 
Class were given the usual course in methods in school music. 
This class was rather above the average in musical ability and 
the members were able to do better work in their practice- 
teaching than is sometimes the case. 

A very pleasing innovation during the Pall Term was the 
assistance of the orchestra at the Assembly exercises at Thanks- 
giving and Christmas time. Additional interest was thus 
aroused and we look forward to similar occasions during the 
rest of the school year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHABLES V. H. COAN, 

Supervisor of Music. 

Rutland, Vt., January 1st, 1917. 



Report of the Supervisor of Drawing 



To Mr. David B, Locke, Superintendent of Schools-. 

The annual report of the Supervisor of Drawing is here- 
by presented. 

In an address before the Chicago Association of Com- 
merce delivered by the Director of Art in the high schools of 
New York City, the speaker referred to a conversation with 
a manufacturer of fine furniture. The manufacturer said 
that he was much concerned because his best workmen wen* 
growing old and he knew not where men could be obtained 
to replace them. These men were trained in a foreign indus- 
trial art school and no native talent has this careful training. 

This is an instance of only one industrial need among 
many. "We must treasure and develop the talent found in 
our public schools if we are to do our part toward meeting 
the needs of bur times. 

Your supervisor attended the Eastern Arts Association 
held in Springfield, Mass., last April, an organization draw- 
ing its membership from all' states east of the Mississippi 
River, and the National Education Association held in New 
York City last July where special art conferences brought 
together art instructors from all over the country- The in- 
dustrial side was emphasized and framing productive of mar- 
ketable results advocated. Good design, is an absolute neces- 
sity in obtaining such results and thus becomes the basis of 
ait instruction. A set of very practical industrial art text 
hooks is being published giving a course of instruction based 
on design. They are compiled by two well known art instruc- 
tors and are recommended and used by many others. We 
have put these books in the hands of the teachers in the first 
four grades as reference material and are following the 
course in part. 

Design is arrangement. Small children do not create 
new units hut learn to arrange given units. If the method 



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of using such units is made suitable for small fingers, the 
results are less crude. So we are using stick printing in the 
first four grades and are securing as good results as are possi- 
ble with a limited amount of material. This method has been 
adopted in other schools in Vermont and in many towns and 
cities of other states where it commends itself by its results. 

Prom the fifth grade up units are adapted from the 
pupils' own nature drawings and applied to the decoration 
of some useful article. Some of the designs have been made 
for cross-stitch embroidery and crochet and others for boxes 
and bookrack ends made in the manual training. 

That the work may be more systematic,, courses in plant 
drawing, design, color and object drawing have been pre- 
pared for all grades and each course placed in the hands of 
every teacher. Thus each teacher knows what precedes and 
what follows her own grade. 

In the High School all four years are represented in both 
the mechanical and free-hand classes. A room especially for 
drawing is a great need. At present classes meet in the rear 
of the Assembly Hall which is used as a study room at the 
same time. 

The work with the teacher training class is not wholly 
satisfactory for two reasons,' lack of previous training^ in 
drawing which normal instruction presupposes and the time 
of day when the lessons have to be given. The members of 
this class do as well as they can under the circumstances. 

The results secured in the grades are made possible by 
the interest and intelligent support of the grade teachers. 
Their co-operation is appreciated and to them and to all who 
assist in any way, sincere thanks are given. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARION 6. LEES, 

Supervisor of Drawing. 



Rutland, Vermont, February 2nd, 1917. 



Report of the Supervisor of 
Manual Training 



To Mr. David B. Locke, Superintendent of Schools: 

My second report as Supervisor of Manual Training is 
hereby presented. 

A very necessary step was taken when the improvements 
in the Manual Training Room were made. The new plas- 
tered ceiling tends to make the shop much lighter and appre- 
ciably lessens the noise both in the shop as well as in the 
school rooms on the main floor; the whitened walls greatly 
improve the general appearance and the removal of the old 
lockers gives needed additional space. 

Eighteen new lockers have been built along the brick 
wall in the Machine Room to replace the old ones in the shop. 
This adds somewhat to the appearance of the basement and 
also makes it more convenient for all concerned. These lock- 
ers are used by the hoys in the grades. 

In the Paint Room a set of twenty-seven individual lock- 
ers has been built for the Freshmen and Sophomores, say- 
ing much time and confusion in finding their own work. 

It is gratifying to learn that during the past year the 
running expenses of the department were smaller, while the 
amount of work completed and the amount of money returned 
to the city for the sale of articles manufactured were greater 
than in any preceding year. The boys have also made many 
articles of furniture and assisted in making repairs for other 
Departments, both in the Grades as well as in the High School. 

There are, at present, enrolled in the Manual Training 
Department, eighty-three in the seventh grades, seventy in 
the eighth grades, fifty-one in the ninth grades, twenty-seven 
in the Freshman class and seven in the Sophomore class. A 



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total of two hundred four in the grades and thirty-four in 
the High School, 

The boys in the seventh grade begin by learning the 
names of the tools and how to use them, working on elemen- 
tary exercises, then they gradually take up simple household 
articles, Work in the eighth and ninth grades is a gradual 
and systematic advancement toward cabinet-making. Work 
in the Freshman year covers the fundamentals and, so far as 
possible, the details of cabinet work. Such articles are con- 
structed as: Morris chairs, rocking chairs, book cases, tables 
of different types and designs, filing cabinets, flower stands, 
telephone stands, dining-room chairs, umbrella, racks, and so 
forth. Work in the Sophomore year is a continuation of that 
of the Freshman year. Last year all the boys helped in the 
construction of twenty-four standard sized, folding voting- 
booths, to he used in the different wards in the City. Appre- 
ciation of this work is shown by the fact that the city officials 
have arranged for the construction of twenty-four more such 
booths to be ready for the March elections. 

An advance was made when the Sophomores were al- 
lowed to elect Manual Training. Thirty-four boys of the High 
School are now taking the course, tending to show that inter- 
est and willingness are there, but they have previously lacked 
opportunity. 

It is believed that a still larger number will elect this 
course next year, and that the time is near when the course 
must be extended through the four years, and Manual Train- 
ing become a separate and distinct department in the High 
School, 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY 0. HALVORSEN, 
Supervisor of Manual Training. 

Rutland, Vermont, February 1, 1917. 



Report of the Supervisors of 
Household Economies 



To Mr. David B. Locke, Superintendent of Schools : 

The department of Domestic Science includes two divi- 
sions, sewing and cookery. Sewing is begun in the sixth 
grade where a careful study of the numerous stitches is under- 
taken and a sewing outfit, including a sewing-bag, needle- 
book, pin-ball, scissors-case and apron, is made. In the 
seventh grade, work is begun on undergarments for the girls 
themselves , and continued through the eighth grade. Each 
year at Christmas time, the girls are given special lessons 
when the embroidery stitches are learned and put into prac- 
tice. In the ninth grade, machine-work is begun and the 
girls make their caps and aprons to he used the next year for 
cooking in the High School. They also make middy-blouses, 
shirt-waists and dresses. Last year, several of the girls made 
their own graduation dresses and we hope this year that the 
majority of the girls will do the same. As the price of ma- 
terials has increased so much, it has seemed advisable in sev- 
eral instances to furnish materials for the girls. This has 
been done only 'where it was thought to be absolutely neces- 
sary. 

In the High School, cooking is begun in the first year and 
continued through the second year. Owing to the fact that 
the girls are now not allowed to omit any subject on days 
when cooking comes we have a fewer number taking cookery 
than last year because of conflicts with their other subjects. 
The girls were formerly allowed to omit one subject once a 
week to take cooking, but this was not deemed advisable 
this year. 

We are giving, as last year, a practical and economical 
course in cookery, starting with the fundamentals and grad- 



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ually working up to the more complex work. Each second- 
year class has i>repared and served a breakfast. Other meals 
have not been attempted in the same way because of lack of 
space. These second-year classes also take up bread-making, 
using both the slow and quick processes. "Work in pastry and 
cake-making is undertaken. At the end of the year, there are 
a few lessons in fancy cookery, including salads and frozen 
desserts. 

The girls show much interest in the work and we feel 
that they ought to have more time given to this subject and 
receive credit for it which would be accepted in colleges 
where the work is further pursued. We would recommend 
that five hours a week be devoted to Domestic Science work 
during the entire High School course and accredited the same 
as other work in the curriculum. This time would he divided 
each week into two two-hour periods in which, the practical 
^voTk would be given and one one-hour period which would 
be devoted to theory and lecture work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MAY P. TYRRELL, 
BELLE W. HAYWARD, 
Supervisors in Household Economics. 



Rutland, Vt., February 1st, 1917. 



Report of the Principal of Teacher 
Training Class 



To Mr. David Ii. U cU, Superintendent of Schools , 

by preinteT^ °* ^ Prineipal of tlie Training Class is here- 

veLftVt *2 Che1 ' 3yStem WaS 

the rural school TV SP"? prepanng teachers for 

that this year there 7 \ ^ , S ° ^ develo P ed 
rural school in the stat e. " * P5? ^* **? 

been^oTnf o the H tinie in whieh tMs teacher dev elopment has 
to the B Jf*W hM hem What might be called a " baek 

tt:^ir;:::ryr \rt r iistruetion »*■ 

rious mt™ B n Church ' and sch ° o1 ' together with va- 

;™ f^J !* haVe j ° ined their f0rces 1,1 the atte mpt 
to Z t 2 ; f te rUraI P T '° bIems that are -**«t to-day 

quite natm.ally T"?" - * * mUSt 

civic improve t promineilt P art m attempt toward 
a-c r u„ ^ Tbe teafi her must be capable not only 

23 EE? 1 -™ 'ISSSt 
S r do this she must first ° f aU p° ssess ta <* 

snu insight npyt an • . - „ , 

*L* t a a PPreciation and love of those things 

liril 1 CQU ' ltry Iife > and ^ a knowledge or abilitv to 
develop the resources that she finds at hand. 

nn.,l XT m f Ildente knowing the needs ^ d demands of these 

C ™ SfSttST m manr cases refusing t0 considei ' a P pli " 

e™unitv t ] ° n V n th6ir ****■ wh0 d0 * 0± seem t0 ba - 
commumty interests and activities at heart. These interests 

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school work. Agriculture, civics, hygiene and sanitation are 
a few of the subjects that offer splendid opportunities for 
such co-operation. To go one step further the teacher should 
see to it that all her teaching is going to function in the com- 
munity in which she is located, otherwise, she has to some 
degree failed in her work. That the teachers may succeed 
in being not only able instructors in the school-room but also 
either capable leaders or willing helpers in all community 
work, has been one of the chief aims of the teacher training 
work of the past year and it might be added that reports 
from superintendents would indicate that this effort has not 
been in vain. 

At the conference of Training Class teachers held in Cas- 
lleton last October, suggestions were made by the State Com- 
missioner of Education, that some tests and methods be tried 
out in the practice departments if possible that are being 
tried in various parts of the country. A test of certain chil- 
dren backward in number was tried in order to see if they 
had the right conception of number. The results were inter- 
esting and helpful in determining what work should be given 
to these children to bring them up to the grade provided they 
were normal. 

The assistant teacher engaged for the practice department 
has been in every way satisfactory. More time has been de- 
voted to regular work by the members of the training class 
and more care has been devoted to preparation for practice 
work so that naturally they have reached a higher degree of 
teaching ability. 

Eespeetfully submitted, 

FANNIE A. WILLIAMS, 
Principal of Teacher Training Class. 

Rutland, Vermont, February 1st, 1917. 



Report .of the Medical Inspector 



To Mr. David B. Locke, Superintendent of Schools: 

I hereby present ray report as Medical Inspector for the 
year ending Feb. 1, 1917. 

The children in the schools of this city are at present in 
a healthier condition than last year, from time to time con- 
tagious diseases were found among pupils of one school or 
another but were followed closely so that the contagion did 
not spread. 

Diphtheria presented itself in two eases. 

Scarlet fever in eight cases, which I believe was due to 
"carrier" which I found in Madison School. 

Measles is by far more numerous than any other disease. 

In the general inspection I find children are trying to 
keep their teeth better, where a filling is needed they are 
having it put in. And the teeth are on the whole better than 
last year. 

Many children have had "adenoids" removed and after 
a few years I believe there will be fewer children in our schools 
with the troublesome growth. 

The eyes on a whole are fairly good. Defectives average 
from fifteen to twenty per cent of the total enrollment. Many 
of these are already wearing glasses. 

Pediculosis, another troublesome matter, is by far less 
this year than formerly. 

I would recommend that in case of children having their 
teeth treated by a dentist they be allowed to go to his 
office a short period during the day without being marked 
absent, provided the dentist issues a written report for the 
same to the teacher. 



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Statistics go to show that as high as 30%, of failures are 
due to defective teeth. . tl 

The teachers are to be commended for the assistance hey 
have rendered the inspector, also the parents for their 
co-operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. E. QUIGLEY, MX>., 

Medical Inspector. 



Rutland, Vermont, February 1st, 1917. 



Report of the Truant Officer 



To Mr. David B. Locke, Superintendent of Schools : — 

I submit herewith a report of my work as Truant Officer 
for the period beginning September 18th and ending Jan- 
uary 31st, 1917. 

Following the practice of previous years, as slated hi my 
last report, I visited the schools daily to receive from the 
teachers reports of absent pupils in both the Parochial and 
Public Schools, including the High School, and in all eases I 
had splendid co-operation in the work. I have investigated 
six hundred fourteen cases, including children found on the 
street during school hours and calls received by telephone. 
Of the number investigated, twenty-eight boys were found 
to be truants, five of the number being between fourteen and 
sixteen years of age, and twenty-three between the ages of 
seven and ten years of age. In the other cases I found the 
reasons given for absence were sickness at the home and the 
need of the child's help for short periods, many of the cases 
noted being duplicates, the same pupils being reported many 
times. Lack of shoes and clothing was the excuse given in 
some eases. Forty-one needy children were given assistance 
with shoes and clothing, ■ which I personally secured from 
private charitable sources, besides the cases which were 
assisted by the City's Overseer of the Poor. 

I found that Section 59 of the School Laws of 1915 is a 
positive detriment in securing prompt school attendance, the 
effect, being just the opposite to the intention of the framers 
of the Law. Said Section reads as follows: 

"If the person having the control of a child of school 
age notifies the Superintendent of Schools that he is 
unable to provide the child with suitable clothing for 
school attendance, or if, upon inquiry into the child's 



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non-attendance, the Superintendent is satisfied that he is 
not properly clothed and that such person is unable to 
provide suitable clothing for Mm, he shall notify the Over- 
seer of the Poor, who shall at once provide necessary 
clothing for the child." 

With this law on the statute books, when application is 
made for clothing for needy children, applicants understand 
they must secure the same through the Truant Officer or Su- 
perintendent of Schools and the children are kept out of school 
in order that the Truant Officer may call and then report 
their needs to him. The Truant Officer must then reter the 
matter to the Superintendent of Schools, who m turn shall 
notify the Overseer of the Poor. After investigation by the 
latter if he decides that said children are not entitled to help 
by the City, private charity must then be resorted to or the 
parent must be brought into court by the Truant Officer if 
the parent does not furnish the needed clothes. I thmk the 
law above quoted causes red tape, misunderstanding and. de- 
lay and is a real hindrance in securing prompt and regular 
attendance at school. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES B. COSTELLO, 

Truant Officer. 



Rutland, Vt., February 1st, 1917. 



Auditors' Report 



To the Honorable City Council-.— 

ChJTl l T'^ U T*° rmity With the of the 

to S ^ AUdit ° rS kavi " g COm P ]eled their labor 

±01 the exammat^n of the books kept by the various officer 
of the City make the following report to you • 

CitvTltT T^ 17 Slld eXEmjmd the book * * the 

Pot )?\ ¥ *e Clerk, the Overseer of the 

SiXxr^ of schods aiid the °— « 

bookfof 1 ' tW I" hY ™ in P <™ 8 real,, that the 

Doo* S of these officers as named were kept in an excellent 
manner -much to their credit -that they showed that 
nioney receded by them has been properly entered by 1 em o 
the books kept for that purpose and that for all money pa £ out 

ouchers. These vouchers are on file and access mav be had 
to them at any tune. The cash balance in the hands of the 
I TT 7 S J° X n d t0 be COrrect We h ave also examined 

col] eted by hnn on unpaid taxes ha, been duly turned over 
by bmi to the City Treasurer. 

JAKE HEYMAN, 
GEO. C. COBB, 
ROBERT D. SMITH, 

Auditors of City of Rutland 
Jan. 26, 1917. *wwu*o. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Aldermen, Board of 5 

Board of School Commissioners, report of 120 

Commissioner of Public Safety, report of 98 

Commissioner of Public Works, report of 91 

City Attorney, report of t 103 

City Auditors, report of 182 

City Health Officer, report of Ill 

City Treasurer, report of 25 

City Weigher, report of 122 

Financial Statement, School Board 147 

Fire Department , 10 

Fire Marshal, report of , 100 

Inspector of Buildings, report of 121 

Mayor, report of 18 

Officers, city 6 

Officers, ward 12 

Officers, city Government from 1893 13 

Orders drawn on City Treasurer, detailed statement of: 

Charities and Corrections Department 67 

City Court Account 72 

Employees receiving $300 or more per year 73 

Fire Department 61 

General Account 40 

Hospital Account , . . . 70 

Interest Aeeount . . - - 71 

Library Account 70 

Light Account « 67 

Liquor Account 71 

Police Department 65 

Salary Account 68 

Sewer Department , 53 

Sidewalk Department 52 

Sinking Fund Account 71 

State, and County Taxes 75 

State Eoad Account 51 

Street Department 47 

Temporary Loau Warrant Account 71 

Water Department 55 



184 AJTKUAL REPORT 

Overseer of the Poor 105 - . 

Police Department 9 

Presidents of School Board from 1893 16 

Household Economics 174 

Medical Inspector .... , 178 

President Board of School Commissioners, report of 139 

Principal of Teacher-Training Course, report of 176 

Principal of High School, report of 163 

Rutland Free Library, report of 123 

Rutland Hospital, report of 120 

School Calendar 131 

School Commissioners, Board of .- 11 

School Commissioners, list of bills approved by 77 

Sinking Fund Commissioners, report of 89 

Superintendent of Public Schools, report of 149 

Supervisor of Music, report of - 168 

Supervisor of Drawing, report of , 170 \ 

Supervisor of Manual Training, report of , 172 

Treasurer's report, Rutland Free Library 126 

Truant OmceT, report of 180 



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